Work & Family Policy Database
Working Families Flexibility Act
Subject: Flexible Work Schedules
Bill: H.B. 1159
Sponsor: Barkley (D)
Date Introduced and Referred to Committee on Economic Matters: 02/10/2012
Unfavorable report by Committee on Economic Matters: 03/13/2012
Summary: Allows individuals who work for an employer with at least 15 employees, as well as public employees, the right to request a flexible work schedule. Requires the employer to meet with the worker to discuss the flexible work schedule within 14 days of the request and to provide a written response to the request within 14 days of the meeting. The employer may not interfere with, restrain or deny the exercise of this right; nor may the employer take adverse action against a worker for exercising this right.
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