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April 26, 2017 202-677-7060
Working Families Flexibility Act Approved In U.S. House Education & Workforce Committee
Washington, D.C. –Workforce Fairness Institute (WFI) spokesperson Heather Greenaway released the following statement in response to today’s U.S. House Education and Workforce Committee markup of the pro-worker, pro-family “Working Families Flexibility Act of 2017” (H.R. 1180):
“We’re happy to see the House Education and Workforce Committee make this legislation such a priority. There’s no reason private sector employees shouldn’t be afforded the same choice that state and local government employees have had for decades. The Working Families Flexibility Act gives the American workforce an option on how they’d prefer to receive overtime benefits and offers flexibility, making a necessary fix to allow employees to choose between comp time and regular time-and-a-half overtime pay. Every worker, and every family, has different needs, and there shouldn’t be a one-size-fits-all approach for today’s constantly evolving 21st Century workplace. The flexibility of comp time in lieu of overtime pay has been successful in the public sector and should be extended to private sector workers as well.”
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