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  • VIDEO RELEASE: Kline Urges Support for Working Families Flexibility Act
    May 8, 2013  - Right now the House is considering H.R. 1406, the Working Families Flexibility Act of 2013. This commonsense legislation modernizes an outdated federal law that prevents private-sector employers from offering employees the option to accrue paid time off or ‘comp time’ for working overtime hours. Mom... More
  • VIDEO RELEASE: Andy's Story
    May 6, 2013  - For nearly 30 years, public-sector workers have had the opportunity to choose between accruing paid time off, or ‘ comp time,’ or taking cash wages for overtime hours worked. However, an outdated federal law prevents private-sector employers from offering their workers the same benefit. Meet Andy Br... More
  • ICYMI: Kline: It's Time to Give Working Families More Flexibility
    May 3, 2013  - By Rep. John Kline (R-MN) A South St. Paul mom and dad are having a difficult time balancing work and family. They feel time spent with their children — something we all dearly covet and our kids direly need — is harder to come by. A member of the Minnesota National Guard deployed overseas can’t st... More
  • ICYMI: Martha Roby, Working Mom
    Apr 30, 2013  - In April 2009, Martha Roby wasn’t sure she could juggle being a House member with raising her toddler daughter and baby son. As attracted as she was to the idea of representing Alabama’s second district in Congress, Roby — at the time, a city council member in Montgomery, Ala. — had enough doubts t... More
  • 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
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