66 HR MAGAZINE FEBRUARY 2018
Learn how the latest federal laws and regulations are afecting the workplace at SHRM’s 2018
Employment Law & Legislative
Conference, to be held March 12-14
in Washington, D.C.
Reduce your organization’s risk
for litigation. Identify and address
common pitfalls that can put your
organization at risk. Choose from a
variety of educational sessions that
ofer valuable takeaways.
In addition, you can help amplify HR’s voice on Capitol Hill. Join
other HR advocates to meet with
federal lawmakers and their staffs
to discuss how proposed laws affect
employers in your area.
Keynote speakers include:
SHRM BOARD OF
Coretha M. Rushing, SHRM-SCP
IQ Talent Partners
CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER
Johnny C. Taylor, Jr., J.D., SHRM-SCP
Society for Human Resource
Janet Alberti, CPA
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art
Sally Hornick Anderson, SHRM-SCP
Steve Browne, SHRM-SCP
Thomas W. Derry
Institute for Supply Management
Donna Morris, SHRM-SCP
Adobe Systems Inc.
The Dow Chemical Co.
Patrick M. Wright, Ph.D.
Darla Moore School of Business,
University of South Carolina
Gretchen K. Zech, SHRM-SCP
Arrow Electronics Inc.
Federal policy on paid leave and workplace fexibility is behind the times, a SHRM representative testifed before a subcommittee
of the U.S. House of Representatives
Speaking on behalf of SHRM, Angie Schaefer, vice president of human
resources at Safety National in St.
Louis, described the challenges that
employers face in trying to comply
with a patchwork of state and local
laws and one-size-fts-all paid-sick-leave mandates.
“This fragmented set of rules pres-
ents a compliance efort that is costly
to my business,”
Schaefer told the
tion, Labor and
example, we had
an entirely new
to account for
accrual and roll-
A House bill introduced last
November ofers a solution for both
employers and employees, she said.
The bill, H.R. 4912, the Workplace
in the 21st Century Act, was drafted
with SHRM’s guidance. If approved
by the House and the Senate, the bill
● Allow employers to voluntarily
ofer a plan that provides their
employees a federal standard of
paid leave and options for fexible
work arrangements, such as tele-commuting or compressed work
● Provide full- and part-time em-
GET YOUR LEGAL UPDATES ;
Angie Schaefer, vice president
of HR at Safety National
ployees who opt in to this
plan with guaranteed paid
leave that exceeds all state
and most local mandates. • Give employees greater protection from
based on the workers’
requests for leave or
other benefts provided
in the plan.
The proposed legislation
would allow her company
to treat employees in diferent ofces in
a consistent manner and would reduce
the administrative burden of its payroll
system, Schaefer said.
Peter Sagal, host,
“Wait Wait ... Don’t
Tell Me!,” National
● For more information, visit conferences.shrm.org/legislative