• Working Families Flexibility Act of 2017
    Apr 24, 2017  - BACKGROUND: The American workforce has transformed dramatically over the years and the needs of workers in the 21st century have changed as well. Millennials now represent the majority of the workforce, and many young Americans work full time while pursuing a college degree. Additionally, more sing... More
  • Working Families Flexibility Act of 2017 - Employee Protections
    Apr 24, 2017  - WORKING FAMILIES FLEXIBILITY ACT OF 2017 Empowering families and protecting workers To help Americans balance the needs of family and work, Rep. Martha Roby (R-AL) introduced the Working Families Flexibility Act of 2017 (H.R. 1180). This commonsense legislation would allow private-sector workers to... More
  • Myth vs. Fact - The Working Families Flexibility Act of 2017
    Apr 24, 2017  - Myth: H.R. 1180 will result in employees working longer hours for less pay. Fact: The Working Families Flexibility Act safeguards workers’ time and wages. • Receiving paid time off or ’comp time’ for working overtime hours is completely voluntary. An employee who prefers to receive cash payment for... More
  • Juvenile Justice Reform Act of 2017 Fact Sheet
    Mar 30, 2017  - BACKGROUND Helping children reject a life of crime has long been a national priority. It requires more than an adjudication system and a detention facility. It requires a collaborative effort among parents, teachers, and community members to prevent criminal behavior and support children who have en... More
  • Setting the Record Straight: Q&A on Voluntary Employee Wellness Programs
    Mar 16, 2017  - Voluntary employee wellness plans have long helped lower health care costs for working families and promote the health and wellbeing of employees. Rep. Virginia Foxx (R-NC), chairwoman of the House Committee on Education and the Workforce, introduced the Preserving Employee Wellness Programs Act (H... More
  • The Self-Insurance Protection Act
    Mar 2, 2017  - BACKGROUND: Employer-sponsored insurance is one of the leading ways Americans obtain health care coverage. According to the Kaiser Family Foundation, more than 150 million Americans are covered by a health benefit plan offered by an employer. Unfortunately, providing employer-sponsored insurance is ... More
  • Preserving Employee Wellness Programs Act
    Mar 2, 2017  - BACKGROUND: Employers continue to develop innovative strategies to help lower health care costs for their employees. It is important for federal policies to support this innovation, especially as working families struggle under the 2010 failed health care law that has led to soaring costs and fewer... More