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    •  Picture, Senator Murkowski's office in Anchorage
    • Nancy Miller, Legislative Director (2012-13) with Senator Murkowski's State Director Miles Baker. Nancy went to lobby for the Comp Time legislation.
    • 113th Congress: Rep. Martha Roby (R-Ala.) plans to introduce a comp time bill in April. The bill would amend the FLSA to allow private-sector employers to provide comp time, giving these employers the option of offering their hourly employees the choice of compensatory time off or pay for overtime hours worked. As with cash overtime pay, compensatory time accrues at a rate of 1 ½ times the employee’s regular rate of pay for each hour worked over 40 within a seven-day period. The legislation does not affect the 40-hour workweek or change the way that overtime is calculated. Other key provisions expected to be included in the legislation are:

       Allowing employees to accrue up to 160 hours of compensatory time a year;

      Allowing the employee or the employer to "cash out" unused comp time within specified periods of time;

       Permitting use of the accrued comp time within a reasonable time after request as long as use of the comp time does not unduly disrupt the operations of the employer; and

       Permitting employers to offer a comp time program only if it is part of a collective bargaining agreement or the employer and employee voluntarily agree in writing to the program prior to the performance of work.

     

     

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