The House Passed a Bill Affecting Overtime Pay
The House of Representatives passed a measure Tuesday that would let employers give paid time off instead of time-and-a-half for employees that work extra hours. Entitled employees would be able to voluntarily choose to receive comp time they can use at a future date in lieu of immediate overtime pay in their paychecks. They would also have the option of changing their minds and receiving the pay within 30 days. The White House said in a news release that the president’s advisers would highly recommend Trump sign the bill into law. Democrats are in opposition because this bill could mean employers can defer compensation for overtime. An equivalent bill passed in 2013, but deceased in the Senate.
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