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senate Bill S. 1626

Comp Time in Place of Overtime

Argument in favor

Empowers working moms and dads by giving them more control and freedom to be there for their families.

Argument opposed

Magnifies the power imbalance between employer and employee. Hurts worker rights.

What is Senate Bill S. 1626?

This bill would allow workers in the private sector to receive time off with pay instead of standard overtime, time-and-a-half pay. Sponsored by a trio of GOP senators, the White House, labor unions, and the National Partnership for Women & Families have opposed the bill. 


The bill impacts private sector employees.

More Information


The Washington Post offers a pro/con editorial of the identical companion House legislation here


Family Friendly and Workplace Flexibility Act of 2013

Official Title

A bill to amend the Fair Labor Standards Act of 1938 to provide employees in the private sector with an opportunity for compensatory time off, similar to the opportunity offered to Federal employees, and a flexible credit hour program to help balance the demands of work and family, and for other purposes.

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      senate Committees
      Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions
    IntroducedOctober 30th, 2013

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