• Foxx Welcomes Review of K-12 Regulatory Policies
    Apr 26, 2017  - Rep. Virginia Foxx (R-NC), chairwoman of the House Committee on Education and the Workforce, issued the following statement after President Trump signed an executive order requiring the Department of Education to review K-12 regulatory policies: The committee is leading the way in reducing the fede... More
  • Committee Approves Bill to Empower Workers, Families with Greater Flexibility
    Apr 26, 2017  - The House Committee on Education and the Workforce, chaired by Rep. Virginia Foxx (R-NC), today approved H.R. 1180, the Working Families Flexibility Act of 2017. Introduced by Rep. Martha Roby (R-AL), the legislation would amend the Fair Labor Standards Act to allow private-sector employers to offer... More
  • Byrne Statement: Markup of H.R. 1180, the "Working Families Flexibility Act of 2017"
    Apr 26, 2017  - This bill is about empowering workers and families. It’s about giving moms and dads more flexibility to meet the demands of work and raising a family. And it’s about taking power out of Washington and putting it into the hands of individuals. For decades, Congress has tried to provide private-secto... More
  • Foxx Statement: Markup of H.R. 1180, the "Working Families Flexibility Act of 2017"
    Apr 26, 2017  - This proposal is about time and flexibility. Across the country, there are many working parents struggling to find enough time to spend with their children; students doing their best to juggle a full-time job and earn a college degree; and employees in need of more time to care for an aging relativ... More
  • Working Families Flexibility Act of 2017
    Apr 24, 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 sing... More
  • Working Families Flexibility Act of 2017 - Employee Protections
    Apr 24, 2017  - 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... More
  • Myth vs. Fact - The Working Families Flexibility Act of 2017
    Apr 24, 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... More