Right now, if a non-exempt employee works more than 40 hours in a week (or more than 8 hours in one day, in California) you have to pay them time and a half for the extra hours. So, if an employee earns $10 an hour and works, 45 hours in one week, she receives $400 ($10×40) in straight time and $75 ($15×5) in overtime pay.
But what if she would prefer to take “comp” time instead? That is, if she worked 45 hours this week, she’d prefer to work 35 hours next week and take home $800. Right now, in the private sector, this is illegal.
Congress is looking to change this. Comp time has long been allowed by federal employees (because congress always likes to exempt itself from the rules).
Representative Marth Roby (R-AL) introduced the Working Families Flexibility Act of 2017 which allows for comp time in the private sector, but with a couple of twists.
To keep reading, click here: Congress Thinks About Doing Away with Mandatory Overtime Payments