As you may recall, we recently wrote about the Working Families Flexibility Act of 2017, a new bill introduced in the United States Congress that would amend the Fair Labor Standards Act to give non-exempt private sector employees the option of receiving comp time in lieu of overtime pay. Last week, the Republican-controlled U.S. House of Representatives passed the bill by a vote of 227 to 197. Given the recent passage of the healthcare reform bill in the House, it is unclear how soon the Republican-controlled U.S. Senate will consider this legislation and what changes, if any, they will make.
We will be sure to update you on any additional developments on this bill as they arise. For questions about this or any other labor and employment topic, please do not hesitate to contact a member of our Labor and Employment Department.