This bill would provide compensatory time (or “comp time”) for private sector employees, allowing them to convert each hour of accrued overtime into at least 1.5 hours of paid time off if they choose to. Workers could do so at any time, and could also convert comp time back into overtime. Comp time could only be provided under the terms of a collective bargaining agreement or the individual employee’s consent. Employees would be able to use the time paid time off at their request, so long as the timing doesn’t unduly disrupt the employer’s operations.
The Government Accountability Office (GAO) would be required to report to Congress about the extent to which employers provide comp time. as well as the number of complaints alleging violations of the comp time rules and the status of those complaints.
This legislation would sunset after five years its enactment, so it’d need to be reauthorized it’d no longer be in effect.