Tag: Comp Time

House passes comp time bill; White House voices support

The U.S. House of Representatives has passed a bill that would allow private employers to offer workers compensatory time off in lieu of overtime pay. The Working Families Flexibility Act of 2017 will now go to the Senate. However, despite having the White House’s support, the bill could face obstacles. The bill H.R. 1180 would […]

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Ask the Expert: Can We Use ‘Comp Time’ once Overtime Regs Take Effect?

Question: I understand with the new FLSA regulations that “An employer may require an exempt employee to work more than 40 hours in a workweek without having to pay a premium for overtime hours.” Most of our employees are exempt, but currently we give them the option to be paid straight time for hours worked […]

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Senate to debate comp time option for private employers after House passes Working Families Flexibility Act

On May 8, 2013, the U.S. House of Representatives passed HR 1406, the Working Families Flexibility Act, which would allow employers to offer compensatory time off in lieu of time-and-a-half cash wages for overtime. Employees would be allowed to “cash out” unused comp time within specified periods of time. While the Society for Human Resource […]

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Comp time―not an option for private employers

by Reggie Gay Say you have a nonexempt salaried employee who will be working an extra six hours each week for additional training for her position. The extra hours will result in overtime hours each week. However, the employee is requesting comp time in lieu of overtime pay. Is it OK to let her track […]

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Calculating the FMLA’s 1,250-Hour Mark for Eligibility

by Christine Kenny Calculating whether an employee has worked 1,250 hours in the past year to qualify for leave under the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) seems like a straightforward enough task. But is it really? With flextime arrangements and employees working overtime or putting in for “comp” time, calculating the 1,250-hour requirement can […]

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Comp Time in the Private Sector

On February 10, 2009, Congresswoman Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-Washington) again introduced the Family Friendly Workplace Act, which, if passed, would amend the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) and authorize private employers to provide compensatory (or “comp”) time off in lieu of overtime pay. For almost 20 years, the public sector has been using comp time, […]

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Just Say No to Comp Time

by Kara Shea I hear it all the time: Our employees want comp time; our employees like comp time. Why can’t we give them comp time? And time and time again, I have to deliver the unpleasant news: In most cases, even if your employees love comp time like they love ice cream sundaes and […]

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