• Foxx, Byrne Applaud DOL’s Withdrawal of Job-Crushing Regulatory Guidance
    Jun 7, 2017  - Rep. Virginia Foxx (R-NC), chairwoman of the House Committee on Education and the Workforce, and Rep. Bradley Byrne (R-AL), chairman of the Subcommittee on Workforce Protections, released the following joint statement after the Department of Labor (DOL) rescinded regulatory guidance by the Obama adm... More
  • Byrne Introduces Legislation to Protect Access to Affordable Workers’ Compensation Coverage
    May 5, 2017  - Rep. Bradley Byrne, chairman of the House Subcommittee on Workforce Protections, introduced the Longshore and Harbor Workers’ Compensation Clarification Act (H.R. 2354), legislation to ensure workers and employers in the recreational maritime repair industry have access to affordable workers’ compen... More
  • House Passes Bill to Empower More Americans to Balance Work, Life, and Family
    May 2, 2017  - The House today passed the Working Families Flexibility Act of 2017 (H.R. 1180) to reform outdated federal labor rules and extend workplace flexibility to more Americans. Introduced by Rep. Martha Roby (R-AL), the legislation would allow private-sector employers to offer employees eligible for over... More
  • Choice, Fairness in Workplace Flexibility
    May 1, 2017  - Choice, fairness in workplace flexibility By Rep. Martha Roby (R-AL) While there are many hot topics currently in the forefront of American politics, one priority from last year’s campaign continues to warrant Congress’ attention: improving flexibility in the workplace. It may not get the same fanf... More
  • It’s Time to Erase a Double Standard
    May 1, 2017  - Freedom. Flexibility. Fairness. That’s what the Working Families and Flexibility Act (H.R. 1180) is all about. Introduced by Rep. Martha Roby (R-AL), the bill would give workers eligible for overtime pay the freedom to choose between paid time off and cash wages. As a result, workers would have more... More
  • #FlashbackFriday: New York Times Says “Workers Deserve a Choice”
    Apr 28, 2017  - Time. It’s something everyone seems to need more of. For many individuals, it’s difficult to balance the demands of work, family, and personal obligations. That’s why for years Congress has tried to give workers eligible for overtime pay a choice between comp time or cash wages. This option has lon... 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