Another #SHRM18 Report

The final day of the #SHRM18 conference started with a presentation and question and answer session by and between Sheryl Sandberg and Adam Grant. For those of you not familiar with Sandberg, she is the chief operating officer of Facebook and founder of Leanin.org. She is an outspoken advocate for women in the workplace and …

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Future Friday: The Workflex in the 21st Century Act

Yesterday I participated in a #NextChat for SHRM that was hosted by the legislative team of SHRM. We talked about a lot of issues, and believe me, there are a lot of issues that HR pros think should be addressed with Congress. One of the areas discussed is the WorkFlex in the 21st Century Act …

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The Workflex in the 21st Century Act: Workflex Options

Yesterday I covered the compensable time options of the Workflex Act, in other words, the paid time off option. However, the Act is more than just a PTO program, it also includes, in fact, requires, options to have employees have the ability to have some flexibility in their work schedules. Possible options All employers involved …

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The Workflex in the 21st Century Act: Compensable Leave Requirement

As promised in my blog post yesterday, here are the details about the compensable leave requirements under the Workflex in the 21st Century Act. Yesterday I wrote about the fact that companies that wish to be covered by this act must have a Qualified  Flexible Workplace Arrangement  (QFWA) plan under ERISA. To be qualified this …

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The Workflex in the 21st Century Act: Some of the details

On January 30th I wrote What is the Workflex in the 21st Century Act? as an introduction to a bill in the House of Representatives that the Society for Human Resources Management  (SHRM) is supporting. I think is certainly worthy of consideration by employers. If you have not read my overview of the bill click …

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What is the Workflex in the 21st Century Act?

We all know that workplace flexibility, family-friendly policies, and paid leave are at the forefront of many company and legislative discussions. Numerous articles condemn the lack of family-friendly policies in the US, see here and here. As a reaction, many states have, or are in the process of, passing local legislation requiring various levels of …

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How to Handle PTO as a Small Business

Although the law does not dictate that all companies must provide their employees with built-in vacation time, some small businesses are finding creative, cost-effective ways to offer their employees added benefits and PTO. The U.S. is the only advanced economy that does not legally require companies to provide any vacation time, under the Fair Labor …

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