VIDEO RELEASE: Kline Urges Support for Working Families Flexibility Act
WASHINGTON, D.C. | 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 This commonsense legislation modernizes an outdated federal law that prevents private-sector employers from offering employees the option to accrue paid time off or ‘comp time’ for working overtime hours.
Moments ago House Education and the Workforce Committee Chairman John Kline (R-MN) highlighted the ways H.R. 1406 empowers private-sector employees with greater workplace flexibility:
At the heart of the legislation is worker choice. Workers choose whether to accept comp time; workers choose when to cash out their accrued comp time; and workers choose when to use their paid time off so long as they follow the same standard public-sector employees do. Americans sacrifice a lot to provide for their families. Let’s get the federal government out of the way and give workers the flexibility they need to thrive at home and at work.