Bill Would Allow Employees to Take Leave in Lieu of Overtime

On Tuesday, February 10, 2009, Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-WA) reintroduced the Family-Friendly Workplace Act (H.R. 933), a bill that would amend the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) to permit private-sector employees to chose compensatory leave in lieu of cash wages for overtime hours worked. This “comp time” option has long been available to public sector employees, and has proven to be very popular. Continue reading on Littler's Washington DC Employment Law Update blog.

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