Comp Time Questions Under Working Families Flexibility Act

Law360, New York (July 6, 2017, 11:32 AM EDT) -- Following its passage by the House of Representatives on May 2, 2017, HR 1180, the Working Families Flexibility Act, has caused a stir in the legislature. The act, which allows private sector companies to offer eligible employees paid time off (“comp time”) in lieu of traditional wages, is currently awaiting passage by the U.S. Senate and approval by President Donald Trump before becoming law.

Proponents of the bill believe that it will offer employees more flexibility to balance the competing needs of work and family, increasing employee satisfaction and retention. Opponents argue that the bill is “a wolf in sheep’s clothing,”...

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