Tag Archives: comp time

U.S. House of Representatives Approves Compensatory Time Bill Along Party Lines

Developing political momentum for the first time in several years, the Republican-sponsored Working Families Flexibility Act or comp time bill – which would permit private sector employers to pay premium overtime via compensatory time off rather than in cash if certain conditions are met – received another boost yesterday, with a House vote passing the … Continue Reading

Congressional Sub-Committee Debates Extension of “Comp Time” Under the FLSA To Private Sector

Revisiting a concept for the first time since 2009, a House of Representatives Sub-Committee recently conducted a hearing regarding the Working Families Flexibility Act (H.R. 1406). The Act, proposed on April 9, seeks to amend the FLSA to permit private sector employers to compensate employees for overtime work by providing compensatory time off (e.g., “comp time”), … Continue Reading

Another Circuit Court Circumscribes Scope of Activity Protected by FLSA’s Anti-Retaliation Provision

Consistent with a recent decision from the Eighth Circuit, the Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit recently rejected a Plaintiff’s contention that her termination was related to alleged complaints she made regarding her former employer’s compliance with the FLSA. Lasater v. Tex. A&M University-Commerce, 2012 U.S. App. LEXIS 22118 (5th Cir. 2012). In Lasater, Plaintiff … Continue Reading

LI Village Treasurer Is Exempt Administrative Employee Based on Purchasing Duties

Municipal workers have been protected by the FLSA since the Supreme Court’s landmark 1985 decision in Garcia v. San Antonio Metro. Transit Auth., 469 U.S. 528 (U.S. 1985) (though public sector employers are permitted to pay premium overtime via compensatory time rather than cash wages under 29 U.S.C. § 207(o)). However, as evidenced by a recent … Continue Reading