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Supporters of the bill say it would allow employers to offer different and innovative paid leave and flexible work options in support of employees’ differing schedules and work/life balance. (Photo: Shutterstock)

The Workflex in the 21st Century Act is getting prominent support on Capitol Hill. Johnny C. Taylor, Jr., president of the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM), testified before the House subcommittee on Health, Employment, Labor and Pensions in support of the bill, which makes it easier for employers to offer different and innovative paid leave and flexible work options in support of employees’ differing schedules and work/life balance.

“Today’s employers all share the same challenge: attracting and maintaining a high-quality workforce,” he told the subcommittee. But outdated workplace rules and government-mandated leave requirements make it hard for employers to offer the arrangements that employees want.”

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