Senate Bill 801
115th Congress(2017-2018)
Working Families Flexibility Act of 2017
Introduced
Introduced
Introduced in Senate on Apr 3, 2017
Overview
Text
Sponsor
Introduced
Apr 3, 2017
Latest Action
Apr 3, 2017
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
801
Congress
115
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
South Carolina
Louisiana
Mississippi
Missouri
Pennsylvania
Arkansas
South Dakota
Arizona
Wisconsin
Wyoming
No Senate votes have been held for this bill.
Summary

Working Families Flexibility Act of 2017

This bill amends the Fair Labor Standards Act of 1938 to authorize private employers to provide compensatory time off to their employees at a rate of 1 1/2 hours per hour of employment for which overtime compensation is required, but only if it is in accordance with an applicable collective bargaining agreement or, in the absence of such an agreement, an agreement between the employer and employee.

This bill prohibits an employee from accruing more than 160 hours of compensatory time. An employer must provide monetary compensation for any unused compensatory time off accrued during the preceding year.

This bill requires an employer to give employees 30-day notice before discontinuing compensatory time off.

This bill prohibits an employer from intimidating, threatening, or coercing an employee in order to: (1) interfere with the employee's right to request or not to request compensatory time off in lieu of payment of monetary overtime compensation, or (2) require an employee to use such compensatory time.

This bill makes an employer who violates such requirements liable to the affected employee in the amount of the compensation rate for each hour of compensatory time accrued, plus an additional equal amount as liquidated damages, reduced for each hour of compensatory time used.

Text (1)
Actions (2)
04/03/2017
Read twice and referred to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions.
04/03/2017
Introduced in Senate
Public Record
Created
Apr 4, 2017 12:26:46 AM
Updated
Dec 5, 2020 5:08:23 AM