Comp Time Instead of OT
Did you see that a Representative from Washington State has proposed the Family-Friendly Workplace Act (H.R. 6025) that would amend FLSA law to allow private companies to offer comp time instead of paying OT. Here are my first thoughts on this. I would be curious to see what all of you think.
- I think that there are a lot of employees that would like this.
- I think this could possibly be an administrative nightmare for some companies
- There are some employers that currently have policies (and some state law allows this) that says you lose any unused vacation when you leave. Since you have "worked" this time already, I would think there is going to have to be something in the legislation that says that companies have to pay this time out no matter what their existing policy says.