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  • INFOGRAPHIC: What Would You Do With #YourTime?
    Apr 25, 2013  - Between work, doctor’s appointments, baseball games, school, and time with the kids, juggling daily responsibilities can be overwhelming. In order to help more Americans balance the demands of work and family, House Republicans are advancing the Working Families Flexibility Act of 2013 (H.R. 1406). ... More
  • INFOGRAPHIC: Our Workforce Changed. It's Time for the Law to Change, Too.
    Apr 24, 2013  - Our workforce is changing. More kids are raised in households where both parents work. More students hold down full-time jobs while pursuing a postsecondary degree. More single moms and dads are in the workforce. With so many demands on Americans’ time, it’s no surprise many struggle with work-life ... More
  • VIDEO RELEASE: Karen's Story
    Apr 23, 2013  - For countless Americans, more workplace flexibility could mean better work-life balance. Yet an antiquated federal law prevents private-sector employers from offering workers paid time off, or 'comp time,' in exchange for overtime hours worked. This outdated policy is an impediment to employers who ... More
  • ICYMI: Making Life Work
    Apr 22, 2013  - The House will soon consider the Working Families Flexibility Act of 2013 (H.R. 1406). Sponsored by Rep. Martha Roby (R-AL), the legislation will help Americans balance family and work by allowing private-sector workers to choose paid time off or ‘comp time’ in lieu of cash wages for working overti... More
  • ***MEDIA ADVISORY*** Committee to Mark Up the Working Families Flexibility Act of 2013
    Apr 12, 2013  - On Wednesday, April 17 at 10:00 a.m., the U.S. House Committee on Education and the Workforce, chaired by Rep. John Kline (R-MN), will mark up the Working Families Flexibility Act of 2013 (H.R. 1406). The markup will take place in room 2175 of the Rayburn House Office Building. The Fair Labor Standa... More
  • Alabama Worker Urges Support for Comp Time Bill
    Apr 11, 2013  - The Subcommittee on Workforce Protections, chaired by Rep. Tim Walberg (R-MI), today held a legislative hearing on the Working Families Flexibility Act of 2013 (H.R. 1406). Introduced by Rep. Martha Roby (R-AL), the bill would allow private-sector employers to offer workers the choice of paid time o... More
  • Walberg Statement: Hearing on "H.R. 1406, the Working Families Flexibility Act"
    Apr 11, 2013  - Today we will discuss H.R. 1406, the Working Families Flexibility Act of 2013. This important legislation would allow private-sector employees to choose paid time off or ‘comp time’ as compensation for working overtime hours. For nearly 30 years, public-sector workers have been able to earn comp tim... More
  • House Republicans Introduce Bill to Provide Working Families More Flexibility
    Apr 9, 2013  - House Republicans, led by Representative Martha Roby (R-AL), today introduced legislation that will remove an unnecessary federal restriction on the private-sector and help Americans better balance family and work. The Working Families Flexibility Act of 2013 (H.R. 1406) would allow private-sector w... More
  • Walberg Statement: Field Hearing on “Reviving our Economy: The Role of Higher Education in Job Growth and Development”
    Apr 9, 2013  - Chairwoman Foxx, I appreciate your time this morning to travel from North Carolina to be here with us. I would like to thank all of the staff here at Monroe County Community College for the time it took them to prepare for this hearing and allowing us to use their facilities. To our witnesses, I wou... More
  • Foxx Statement: Field Hearing on "Reviving our Economy: The Role of Higher Education in Job Growth and Development"
    Apr 9, 2013  - Good morning, and welcome to the first field hearing of the Subcommittee on Higher Education and Workforce Training in the 113th Congress. It is good to be here in Michigan’s 7th District with my esteemed colleague Representative Walberg. Thank you all for joining us. I’d like to extend a special th... More
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