The Military's Workplace Flexibility Framework

American University Labor & Employment Law Forum, 2012

41 Pages Posted: 31 Jan 2012 Last revised: 26 Mar 2013

Marcy Lynn Karin

University of the District of Columbia David A Clarke School of Law

Katie Onachila

affiliation not provided to SSRN

Date Written: January 3, 2012

Abstract

The return of combat troops from Iraq provides a valuable catalyst to take stock of the use of workplace flexibility in the U.S. military and for other employers supporting the military community. Workplace flexibility is a tool the military can use to support its operations, improve the recruitment and retention of military personnel, and fulfill its obligation to support veterans and military families. While the unique mission critical needs of the military are an inescapable variable when creating workplace flexibility policies, the military must meet the workplace flexibility needs of its services members and their families to maximize the effectiveness and efficiency of the Armed Forces. This article provides an overview of the legal framework for workplace flexibility for the military community, and observations about themes evolving from those laws.

Keywords: workplace flexibility, military, employment law, work-life

Suggested Citation

Karin, Marcy Lynn and Onachila, Katie, The Military's Workplace Flexibility Framework (January 3, 2012). American University Labor & Employment Law Forum, 2012. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1994468

Marcy Karin (Contact Author)

University of the District of Columbia David A Clarke School of Law ( email )

4200 Connecticut Avenue NW, Bldg. 52
Washington, DC 20008
United States

Katie Onachila

affiliation not provided to SSRN ( email )

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