October 12, 2018
Rep. Mimi Walters (R-CA), who sponsored HR Policy-supported legislation to give employees access to guaranteed sick leave and grant employers more compliance certainty, is facing one of the several serious challenges for Republican-held seats in predominantly blue California that could be the difference in determining which party controls the House of Representatives in January.
Rep. Walters, of California’s 45th Congressional District, introduced the Workflex in the 21st Century Act last year. The bill would permit employers to give employees access to guaranteed sick leave and flexible work arrangements while granting employers certainty amid a patchwork of state leave laws.
Nearby in the 48th and 50th districts, Reps. Dana Rohrabacher (R-CA) and Duncan Hunter (R-CA) are engaged in bitter duels in their respective and formerly “safe” Republican districts.
Note: From now until the November 6 midterm elections, HR Policy will highlight the races of particular significance to HR policy issue areas. Next week: A shoo-in or two could raise the profile on labor issues in 2019.