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It’s Still Pay As You Go: No Comp Time Allowed

In May of this year, the U.S. House of Representatives passed the Working Families Flexibility Act (H.R. 1406), which seeks to amend the federal Fair Labor Standards Act (“FLSA”) to permit private sector employees to use compensatory time off, or “comp time,” in lieu of overtime pay.  Supporters cite the flexibility for working families that the availability of comp time provides.  On the other hand, detractors claim that permitting payment for overtime work via time off will unfairly reduce the wages currently earned by overtime-eligible employees.  Since it is unlikely that the amendment will be enacted into law any time soon, employers should take stock to be sure that they are complying with the current law. More >

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