Overtime Bill Awaits Vote in the Senate

Thursday, May 11, 2017

David Barron, a member of Cozen O'Connor's Labor & Employment department, spoke with NewsRadio 740 KTRH Houston about the U.S. Senate considering legislation that could change the rules of overtime. The "Working Families Flexibility Act" already passed the House.  It gives private companies the option of offering time off in lieu of overtime pay. “So if you worked an overtime, you could take an hour-and-a-half off as comp time,” says Barron, labor and employment attorney with Cozen O’Connor in Houston. “Right now if a non-exempt employee works over 40 hours in a workweek, the employer is required to pay that employee overtime,” he says. “So what this law would do is allow the employer and employee to reach an agreement where the employee could choose time off instead of pay.”

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