House to Take up Flex Time Bill

May 8, 2013

AA017956The House is expected to vote this week on the Working Families Flexibility Act of 2013 (H.R. 1406). The bill was reported out of the House Education and the Workforce Committee on April 30.

The bill would amend the Fair Labor Standards Act to authorize private employers to provide compensatory time off to private employees at a rate of 1 1/2 hours per hour of employment for which overtime compensation is required. Compensatory time could be provided in lieu of monetary compensation only if it is in accordance with an applicable collective bargaining agreement or, in the absence of such an agreement, an agreement between the employer and employee.  Employees could not accrue more than 160 hours of compensatory time.

NSBA supports this legislation.

To read the Report of the House Committee on Education and the Workforce regarding the Working Families Flexibility Act, click here.

To read the legislation as reported, click here.

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