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senate Bill S. 1043

Should Private Sector Employees Be Able to Choose Between Overtime & Paid Time Off Like Gov't Workers Can?

Argument in favor

Private sector employees should have the same overtime benefit flexibility as public sector employees, including the option to choose more paid time off instead of overtime pay when they work overtime.

Aaron's Opinion
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08/22/2019
I support workers having more options and freedom of choice in their form of compensation. If the government needs to step in to make it obligatory that private companies comply with this, then so be it!
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SneakyPete's Opinion
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08/22/2019
👍🏻👍🏻 Senate BiIl 1043 AKA the Working Families Flexibility Act of 2019👍🏻 I’m in full agreement with and recommend the passage of the Senate BiIl 1043 AKA the Working Families Flexibility Act of 2019 — would allow private-sector employees to choose between overtime pay versus paid time off in lieu of overtime. It would amend the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) of 1938 to authorize employers to provide paid time off to private employees at a rate of not less than 1.5 hours for each 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). Employers who decide to offer this option to their employees would be required to: 1) establish a written agreement with the employee outlining the options and 2) allow each employee to voluntarily choose the option that best fits their needs. For any employees represented by a union, comp time agreements would also be required to be included in collective bargaining agreements negotiated between unions and employers. SneakyPete.......... 👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻. 8.22.19..........
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Joel's Opinion
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08/22/2019
South Carolina is an anti-worker, pro-employer state that offers little to no protections for employees. This would be one small step toward providing employees with the choices they should have. Since South Carolina legislators refuse to support their constituents, we need the federal government to step in and do something.
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Argument opposed

This bill sets up a false choice between time and money. Working families shouldn’t be forced into the position of choosing between these two equally-important resources — which this bill would force them to do.

jimK's Opinion
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08/22/2019
Civil service employment has many benefits as well as many restrictions. You cannot cherry pick which benefits employers should have to enforce without also applying the many cumbersome beaurocratic restrictions- which many employers simply could not afford. While this sounds attractive and would certainly attract some voters, the logic for it is incomplete and therefore unacceptable. You cannot say one size fits all and just cherry-pick the parts you like.
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J's Opinion
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08/22/2019
This is not the role of government to dictate how employers operate. As long as companies are lawfully offering fair compensation, it’s at the company discretion how they operate. This is government overreach and would just become burdensome regulation that will cost tax payers more and reduce wages to have to compensate for regulation. If people don’t like the pay scale, don’t work for the company and find work elsewhere! It’s at will employment. This idea sounds more to me like prep for a state owned economy! Go away!
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08/22/2019
I think employers will abuse workers more with this...
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    I support workers having more options and freedom of choice in their form of compensation. If the government needs to step in to make it obligatory that private companies comply with this, then so be it!
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    Civil service employment has many benefits as well as many restrictions. You cannot cherry pick which benefits employers should have to enforce without also applying the many cumbersome beaurocratic restrictions- which many employers simply could not afford. While this sounds attractive and would certainly attract some voters, the logic for it is incomplete and therefore unacceptable. You cannot say one size fits all and just cherry-pick the parts you like.
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    This is not the role of government to dictate how employers operate. As long as companies are lawfully offering fair compensation, it’s at the company discretion how they operate. This is government overreach and would just become burdensome regulation that will cost tax payers more and reduce wages to have to compensate for regulation. If people don’t like the pay scale, don’t work for the company and find work elsewhere! It’s at will employment. This idea sounds more to me like prep for a state owned economy! Go away!
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    👍🏻👍🏻 Senate BiIl 1043 AKA the Working Families Flexibility Act of 2019👍🏻 I’m in full agreement with and recommend the passage of the Senate BiIl 1043 AKA the Working Families Flexibility Act of 2019 — would allow private-sector employees to choose between overtime pay versus paid time off in lieu of overtime. It would amend the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) of 1938 to authorize employers to provide paid time off to private employees at a rate of not less than 1.5 hours for each 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). Employers who decide to offer this option to their employees would be required to: 1) establish a written agreement with the employee outlining the options and 2) allow each employee to voluntarily choose the option that best fits their needs. For any employees represented by a union, comp time agreements would also be required to be included in collective bargaining agreements negotiated between unions and employers. SneakyPete.......... 👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻. 8.22.19..........
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    I think employers will abuse workers more with this...
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    Options are good for people.
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    South Carolina is an anti-worker, pro-employer state that offers little to no protections for employees. This would be one small step toward providing employees with the choices they should have. Since South Carolina legislators refuse to support their constituents, we need the federal government to step in and do something.
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    What’s important to realize is that Fair labor is something that all Americans deserve. For too long big box chains have held employees by the neck with schedules. It’s time for Americans to choose what Americans want to do. I think that this is an obvious Yea for me
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    This is no business of the federal government. Stay out of private business.
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    Must be a trick. Republicans don’t sponsor bills to help workers.
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    Compensatory time in lieu of overtime pay is always a benefit to the employer, not the employee since no monetary gain is accrued or retirement/pension improvement is realized. The republikan sponsorship underscores this fact.
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    Yes they should. If not, employers have too much control over their employees.
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    This means nothing to a person or persons struggling in low wage job climate. Start talking about a living wage for all that would allow these choices to really mean something.
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    This may only be an acceptable policy, if it also provides for Medicare for all, and a minimum of 6 weeks paid time off as a base compensation, as well as removing all “at-Will” policies and capping all executive compensation packages to 5x the average employee compensation.
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    Yes. It’s way past time something, anything, was done to benefit workers over the one percent. But, the arepublicsns only care about the rich.
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    Private employers are just that - private. The government has no business here.
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    This is sponsored by a Republican. Therefore, I do not trust that this is in the best interest for employees.
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    First, I’m a government worker and cannot do this. Second, this is a false choice - and crafted by a republican. I’m sure it’s just a set up to make workers work longer hours for less, as per usual.
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    I agree with jimK regarding this proposal. Civil service employment has many benefits as well as many restrictions. You cannot cherry pick which benefits employers should have to enforce without also applying the many cumbersome beaurocratic restrictions- which many employers simply could not afford. While this sounds attractive and would certainly attract some voters, the logic for it is incomplete and therefore unacceptable. You cannot say one size fits all and just cherry-pick the parts you like.
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    Workers should have the freedom to choose time off at time and s half or overtime pay at time and a half. We have so much freedom taken away from us all the time. This is a way of getting some back.
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