Working Families Flexibility Act Offers Compelling Opportunity For Crucial Reform

WFI

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                                CONTACT: Ryan Williams
April 5, 2017                                                                                    202-677-7060

Working Families Flexibility Act Offers Compelling Opportunity For Crucial Reform
Legislation Directly Aids Families By Eliminating Outdated Federal, Private-Sector Restrictions

 

Washington, D.C. – Today, the U.S. House Committee on Education and the Workforce, Subcommittee on Workforce Protections held a hearing on the “Working Families Flexibility Act of 2017 (H.R. 1180).”  In response, Workforce Fairness Institute (WFI) spokesperson Heather Greenaway released the following statement:

“The Workforce Fairness Institute applauds efforts to advance common-sense legislation providing employees more flexibility in the workplace.  H.R. 1180 would, for the first time, allow employees in the private sector the choice of paid time off – in the form of comp time – in lieu of cash wages for overtime worked.  State and local government employees have long been granted this choice; however, onerous federal labor laws prohibited private-sector employees from having the same option.  This no-brainer reform will give parents greater flexibility to be there for their families – maintaining the standard 40-hour workweek, but giving employees more of a choice in how overtime work is compensated.  This legislation is a pro-family, pro-worker solution that enhances flexibility in the workplace, and today’s hearing featured compelling testimony to that effect.”

The Workforce Fairness Institute is an organization committed to educating voters, employers, employees and citizens about issues affecting the workplace.  To learn more, please visit: http://www.workforcefairness.com.

To schedule an interview with a Workforce Fairness Institute representative, please contact Ryan Williams at (202) 677-7060.

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