Concurrent Session
25-Plus Years After Enactment of the FMLA, Will Paid Family Leave Become a Reality?
Room: Congressional C
Tuesday 03/19/2019 02:30 PM - 03:30 PM Add to calendar
1.00 SHRM PDCs
Workplace Application:
Learn about the leading federal paid-family-leave proposals under consideration, the potential impact on workers and the workplace, and SHRM’s efforts to shape a policy that works for all. 

The United States remains one of three developed countries that does not provide paid family leave for employees, yet the benefit has become a fulcrum for Millennial employees. Millennials, who will represent more than 75 percent of the workforce within the next decade, are faced with the challenges of raising families while also caring for elderly relatives. This session will explore effective practices that employers are currently implementing to address this critical issue as well as examine recent federal proposals to provide more access to paid family leave that meets the needs of the tight labor market for both the employer and employee in a 21st century workplace. Topics to be covered include:

  • Recent survey data highlighting effective practices implemented by employers.
  • Leading federal proposals to provide paid leave.
  • The effects each of these proposals may have on employers and employees.
  • Recommendations that meet the needs of the 21st century workplace.
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Lisa K. Horn, vice president, policy engagement, Government Affairs,
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Adrienne Schweer, Fellow,
Bipartisan Policy Center