Legislation on Work Flexibility

1 Million for Work Flexibility does not endorse or lobby for any specific legislation. However, one of our goals is to expand awareness around pending and existing legislation pertaining to work flexibility, both nationally and internationally.  Check out these posts for more details about legislation on work flexbility around the world.

  • Vermont paying people to work remotely

Vermont Offers $10,000 to Move There and Work Remotely

By |June 12th, 2018|Categories: Legislation on Work Flexibility|Tags: , |

The state of Vermont is known for its picturesque landscapes, maple syrups, and soon, its budding remote workforce. At least, that’s the goal of Governor Phil Scott, who signed a bill last week to encourage people to move to Vermont and work remotely for an out-of-state employer.

  • Man with paid parental leave

San Francisco Paves the Way for Gender Equality and Paid Parental Leave

By |May 1st, 2018|Categories: Legislation on Work Flexibility|Tags: , , |

Closing the gender pay gap and paid parental leave policies are two hot-button topics that are often talked about by city and state legislators, but not always made into law—until now. San Francisco is breaking away from the proverbial pack and leading the charge towards making the workplace equitable for everyone.

  • New Jersey discrimination law

Does New Jersey Discrimination Law Cover Out-of-State Telecommuters?

By |April 19th, 2018|Categories: Legislation on Work Flexibility|Tags: , |

Companies that hire remote workers generally assume those telecommuters will be covered by the employment laws, including discrimination law, of the states in which they live. But a recent ruling by a New Jersey appellate court may force at least some businesses to reconsider that assumption.

  • Workflex Act

What to Know About the Workflex in the 21st Century Act

By |December 13th, 2017|Categories: Legislation on Work Flexibility|Tags: , , |

Congress is taking another run at legislating work flexibility. Here's a look at what both supporters and opponents are saying about a new proposal.

  • H.R. 4219

Fake Flexibility Strikes Again: New Workflex Bill H.R. 4219 Is Not the Answer

By |November 30th, 2017|Categories: Legislation on Work Flexibility|Tags: , , |

In early November 2017, Rep. Mimi Walters (R-CA) introduced H.R. 4219, the “Workflex in the 21st Century Act.” Does it live up to its promise?

Portable Benefits Bill Aims to Help Temporary, Freelance, and Other Flex Workers

By |July 18th, 2017|Categories: Gig Economy, Legislation on Work Flexibility|Tags: , , , , |

In May, U.S. Sen. Mark Warner, D-Va, and U.S. Rep. Suzan DelBene, D-Wash., introduced the Portable Benefits for Independent Workers Pilot Program Act

Fake Flexibility: Proposed “Comp Time” Legislation is a Fraud

By |May 2nd, 2017|Categories: Legislation on Work Flexibility|Tags: , , |

Why would anyone think we need H.R. 1180, the Working Families Flexibility Act, when clearly we don’t need it and our employees don’t need it?

‘Working Families Flexibility Act’ Brings Flex Debate to Congress

By |May 1st, 2017|Categories: Legislation on Work Flexibility|Tags: , , , |

Work flexibility is under debate in the U.S. House of Representatives, in the form of a new bill called the Working Families Flexibility Act.

Berkeley Passes Right-to-Request Law

By |January 26th, 2017|Categories: Legislation on Work Flexibility|Tags: , , , , |

On January 24, the City Council of Berkeley, CA, passed a "right-to-request law" giving employees the right to request flexibility and predictability.

Work Flex Landscape Shifts with New Laws, Regulations

By |November 1st, 2016|Categories: Legislation on Work Flexibility|Tags: , , , , , |

A look at recent developments around flex legislation indicates that more cities, states, and nations are showing they care about this issue.