Employers in the private section world are one step closer to being able to pay workers comp time in lieu of time-and-a-half for overtime hours worked.
The House just passed the Working Families Flexibility Act of 2017. A similar bill has been introduced in the Senate. The bill would allow employers to offer up to 160 hours of comp time instead of overtime pay. The bill would also require firms to pay – at their regular pay rate – workers for their unused comp time.
Under the bill, employees would have to agree to such an arrangement, and employers