posted on May, 8 2013 @ 09:12 PM
First, how about we link to the bill so people can read and determine what it means without first getting what ever slant some news source wants to
put on it; may it be intentional or just inferred.
The bill is HR 1406
*NOTE: Direct link to a PDF*
Here is the change (actually, addition) that they propose:
‘(1) GENERAL RULE
.—An employee may receive, in accordance with this subsection and in lieu of monetary overtime compensation, compensatory time off at a rate not
less than one and one-half hours for each hour of employment for which overtime compensation is required by this section.
There are of course conditions. First, if you are in a CBA (union), it will be drawn up in that agreement to allow such an employee to choose one in
lieu of the other. Second, if you are not in one, the employer and employee must
come to an agreement (just like everything else; it is
private contract between you and your employer).
It also isn't a lose of money. Instead of getting time and a half in monies, you are getting time and a half in paid time off that doesn't count
towards any personal time off (vacation, sick, etc). Work four hours of overtime and get a free day (paid) off.
Employers can start demanding that this is their policy but my guess they will see a drop in employment opportunities. I think this will balance out
but I am not seeing why Congress needs to get involved in my private life and contract between my employer and what I will accept as an exchange for