Press Release: Rounds Supports Working Families Flexibility Act

 Rounds Supports Working Families Flexibility Act

MikeRounds official SenateWASHINGTON—Yesterday, U.S. Senator Mike Rounds (R-S.D.) cosponsored the Working Families Flexibility Act, which would allow employees to choose between traditional overtime pay or additional comp time when they work overtime hours.

“This bill would benefit hard-working families across South Dakota and throughout the country,” said Rounds. “It would offer private sector employees a win-win option when they work overtime: they could select either monetary compensation or paid time off to spend at their leisure. Government employees currently have this option, so it makes sense to give private sector workers the same opportunity and flexibility.”

Introduced by Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) and Sen. Mike Lee (R-Utah), the Working Families Flexibility Act amends the Fair Labor Standards Act of 1938 to provide employers with the necessary flexibility to allow their employees to choose either the traditional overtime pay or paid time off for any overtime hours worked. Employers would be able to offer this option to their employees on a voluntary basis.


7 thoughts on “Press Release: Rounds Supports Working Families Flexibility Act”

  1. Ugh! Comp time for all!? From a management standpoint, comp. time is a pain to oversee and effectively manage, from a legal standpoint, it is a veritable minefield.

    Not really thinking this one through in D.C.

  2. How is comp time harder to manage than overtime?

    Company books the employee worked 2 hours of overtime. It takes the same effort to “book” they used two hours of comp. time. Companies have computers now. It does the work.

    The current provision is over 75 years old. In case nobody has noticed, the world has changed in the last 75 years old and now most households have two income earners. Comp time is more needed and valued by employees now.

    Red Herring argument.

  3. I used to get comp time in the late 80s and loved it. Once it was taken away and replaced with overtime some of the single nurses I worked with wouldn’t work extra hours because after taxes they took home only a few dollars so it wasn’t worth it

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