A bill that’s been introduced in both the House and Senate could put even more paperwork on overworked employees already-full plates.
The Working Families Flexibility Act was reintroduced in Congress.
The Act is supposed to improve flexibility in the workplace. To do so, it would give workers the option to request certain changes in the terms or conditions of their employment.
Under the law, employees would be able to ask for changes to the:
- number of hours they must work
- time of day they are required to work or be on call
- where they’re required to work, and
- how far in advance they must be notified of schedule assignments.
In addition, if an employee applies for any of these changes, the employer is required to discuss the application and provide a written decision within a “reasonable period.” If a worker’s application is denied, the company must provide a written explanation why. We’ll keep you posted.