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Working Families Flexibility Act of 2017

BACKGROUND: The American workforce has transformed dramatically over the years and the needs of workers in the 21st century have changed as well. Millennials now represent the majority of the workforce, and many young Americans work full time while pursuing a college degree. Additionally, more single moms and dads are in the workforce. And more kids are raised in households where both parents work. With these changes, Americans are demanding more flexibility in the workplace. In fact, 85 percen...

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Working Families Flexibility Act of 2017 - Employee Protections

WORKING FAMILIES FLEXIBILITY ACT OF 2017 Empowering families and protecting workers To help Americans balance the needs of family and work, Rep. Martha Roby (R-AL) introduced the Working Families Flexibility Act of 2017 (H.R. 1180). This commonsense legislation would allow private-sector workers to choose paid time off or ‘comp time’ instead of cash wages as compensation for working overtime hours. Public-sector employees have enjoyed this benefit for almost 30 years. It’s time private-sector w...

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Myth vs. Fact - The Working Families Flexibility Act of 2017

Myth: H.R. 1180 will result in employees working longer hours for less pay. Fact: The Working Families Flexibility Act safeguards workers’ time and wages. • Receiving paid time off or ’comp time’ for working overtime hours is completely voluntary. An employee who prefers to receive cash payment for overtime hours worked is always free to do so. • Employers and employees are required to complete a written comp time agreement. An employee can withdraw from this agreement at any time and receive c...

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***MEDIA ADVISORY*** Committee to Mark Up Bill to Provide More Workplace Flexibility, Discuss Solutions for Improving Accountability in Higher Education

This week, the Committee on Education and the Workforce, chaired by Rep. Virginia Foxx (R-NC), will mark up H.R. 1180, the Working Families Flexibility Act of 2017. The committee will also hold a hearing to examine ways to strengthen accountability in higher education by improving the accreditation system. Both the markup and hearing will take place in room 2175 of the Rayburn House Office Building. On Wednesday, April 26 at 10:30 a.m., the committee will mark up the Working Families Flexibilit...

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Preserving Employee Wellness Programs

Preserving Employee Wellness Programs By Rep. Virginia Foxx (R-NC), chairwoman of the House Committee on Education and the Workforce From the start of the new Congress and new administration, reining in the regulatory state has been a leading priority — and for good reason. In recent years, the American people have endured an unprecedented regulatory onslaught. Determined to advance an extreme liberal agenda, unelected bureaucrats of the Obama administration came up with new regulatory schemes ...

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To Protect Retirement Savers, Committee Members Urge DOL to Further Delay Flawed Fiduciary Rule

Republican members of the House Committee on Education and the Workforce, chaired by Rep. Virginia Foxx (R-NC), are urging the Department of Labor (DOL) to further delay implementation of the fiduciary rule, which would force low- and middle-income families to pay more for retirement advice and make it harder for small businesses to offer their workers retirement options. In comments submitted to Acting Labor Secretary Edward Hugler, members wrote, “Thankfully, President Trump has provided an o...

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President Signs Resolution to Protect Retirement Savers

Rep. Virginia Foxx (R-NC), chairwoman of the House Committee on Education and the Workforce, and Rep. Francis Rooney (R-FL) issued the following statements after President Trump signed H. J. Res 67 into law. The resolution closes one of two regulatory loopholes that would allow states and localities to force private-sector workers into government-run IRAs without consumer protections provided by the Employee Retirement Income Security Act. “This Resolution eliminates one of several last-minute ...

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