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Moving in the Right Direction


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 However, an outdated federal law prevents private-sector employers from offering their workers the same benefit.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 Brantley. As a human resources professional with experience at both public and private postsecondary institutions, Andy has watched public-sector employees enjoy comp time and witnessed the disappointment of private-sector workers who can’t. In a video released today by House Republicans, Andy explains how the Working Families Flexibility Act of 2013 would help many Americans balance work and family by extending this same comp time benefit to private-sector workers:

As we reflect on work-life balance, work-family balance, what are the key things that we provide every single day to every employee to give him or her the opportunity to really balance that commitment to us as an employer and that commitment to family, to life issues that go beyond the campus?

To learn more about the Working Families Flexibility Act of 2013 (H.R. 1406), visit                                               

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