Senate Bill 247
117th Congress(2021-2022)
Working Families Flexibility Act of 2021
Introduced
Introduced
Introduced in Senate on Feb 4, 2021
Overview
Text
Sponsor
Introduced
Feb 4, 2021
Latest Action
Feb 4, 2021
Origin Chamber
Senate
Type
Bill
Bill
The primary form of legislative measure used to propose law. Depending on the chamber of origin, bills begin with a designation of either H.R. or S. Joint resolution is another form of legislative measure used to propose law.
Bill Number
247
Congress
117
Policy Area
Labor and Employment
Labor and Employment
Primary focus of measure is matters affecting hiring and composition of the workforce, wages and benefits, labor-management relations; occupational safety, personnel management, unemployment compensation. Measures concerning public-sector employment may fall under Government Operations and Politics policy area.
Sponsorship by Party
Utah
Oklahoma
Indiana
Mississippi
North Carolina
North Dakota
Arkansas
Pennsylvania
South Carolina
Arkansas
Wisconsin
No Senate votes have been held for this bill.
Summary

Working Families Flexibility Act of 2021

This bill revises requirements for the receipt of compensatory time off for private sector employees.

Specifically, the bill authorizes private employers to provide compensatory time off to their employees at a rate of one and one-half hours for each hour of employment for which overtime compensation otherwise is required; employees may accrue a maximum of 160 hours of compensatory time.

Employers are prohibited from interfering with an employee's right to or not request compensatory time off in lieu of payment of overtime compensation or from requiring an employee to use such compensatory time, and must give their employees 30-days notice before discontinuing a compensatory time policy.

Employers are liable to employees for damages from violations of these requirements.

Text (1)
February 4, 2021
Actions (2)
02/04/2021
Read twice and referred to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions.
02/04/2021
Introduced in Senate
Public Record
Created
Feb 5, 2021 1:42:10 PM
Updated
Jun 15, 2021 5:25:40 AM