But Rep. Bobby Scott, D-Va., the committee's highest-ranking Democrat, said that although the law now allows public-sector employers to substitute comp time for overtime pay, government entities "don't have the same incentive to underpay workers that the private sector has". Any hours over that were to be paid at 1.5 times the regular rate (commonly known as "time-and-a-half"). The comp time bill is now referred to the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee. "Some employers are just like 'I would rather pay the straight option, '" Lisa Horn, director of Congressional affairs for the Society for Human Resource Management, told The Washington Post.
Here's what you need to know about the Working Families Flexibility Act - and how it might affect you.
China: US, N. Korea should establish contact, defuse crisis
US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson spelled out the terms of any talks in a meeting of UN Security Council ministers last Friday. Mr Trump drew criticism in Washington on Monday when he said he would be "honoured" to meet North Korea's young leader.
Arrests made as thousands rally in US for against Trump
Trump, who has said his policies are meant to keep America safe, adopted his own definition of what he designated " Loyalty Day ". President Trump promised throughout the campaign that he would build a wall along the Mexican border.
Senator Lamar Alexander, a Tennessee Republican and chairman of the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee, favors the measure getting a vote in the Senate "when time allows", Taylor Haulsee, a spokesman, said in an email. A similar one passed the House in 1996, 1997 and 2013, only to fail to get through the Senate - where its again faces hurdles.
Sen. Elizabeth Warren of MA - a Democrat who has made workers' protections her flagship cause and sits on the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions - called the bill a "disgrace" on Twitter. "But today, House Republicans are actually voting to make it legal for employers to cheat their workers out of overtime pay".
Do you think a bill like this would give you greater flexibility, or lead to the loss of overtime? Although its fate is unclear in the Senate this year, the White House said Tuesday that it supports the bill, saying in a statement that it would "help American workers balance the competing demands of family and work by giving them flexibility to earn paid time off". Six Republicans voted against it. The White House said in a news release that the president's advisers would recommend Trump sign the bill into law if it was presented to him in its current form.
Allow employers to offer employees a choice between cash wages and accruing comp time for overtime hours worked.
Nationally, Canadian women continue to make up the majority of the overall Canadian population, albeit just by a bit. Secondly, most immigrants arriving in Canada are in their thirties and grow older here in Canada , the report says.
Macron met up with a Moroccan man whose father had died in 1995 after he was thrown off a Paris bridge by far-right skinheads. Judging from the front pages immediately after round one, the French papers are billing Macron's win as a done deal.
Washington has never demonstrated its "good faith" by easing the decades-long diplomatic and economic embargo on North Korea. It said the launch was a clear violation of United Nations resolutions and warned the North not to act rashly.
We don't do retina scans of fans as they enter the ballpark and people's names are not necessarily tied to their tickets. Along with the fan ejected for throwing the peanuts, a second fan was ejected for using foul language toward a player.
She and Macron survived the first round of voting on Sunday, and will now go head to head in a run-off, slated for May 7. The National Front leader is facing pro-European centrist Emmanuel Macron in the May 7 presidential runoff.
Over the weekend, Ms Le Pen was endorsed by Nicolas Dupont-Aignan, a conservative candidate who lost in the first round of voting. Legislative elections are in June, and whoever is president will depend on lawmakers to implement an agenda.
But Hamas said it had to delay the presentation after the Doha hotel withdrew consent to host a news conference by the group. The new leadership will be announced in the coming days, the French news agency AFP reported , quoting a Hamas official.
The offence are the primary beneficiaries, with blue-chip tight end O.J Howard joining a potentially explosive group in Florida. Pace was also adamant: He didn't get bluffed into a trade. "Once you have conviction on a guy, you have to do it", Pace said.
But Google says it's not too fussed with the competition - arguing that the Surface Laptop just proves it's onto something big. Moreover, logging in post the first log-in should take even less, less than 5 seconds to be precise, according to Microsoft .
Tester launched a Farm Bill Listening Tour past year , and has held multiple town hall meetings with Montana producers. Perdue eventually said he would step down from several companies bearing his name to avoid conflicts of interest.
They said the USA ship is expected to refuel other American warships, including the USS Carl Vinson carrier strike group. Two-month long US-South Korean joint military drills were due to conclude on Sunday, US and South Korean officials said.
Pelosi: GOP Health Care Bill 'Is Deadly'
The bill's supporters say it protects those with pre-existing conditions and that the exclusion would affect only some of them. It would also significantly curtail federal support for Medicaid and allow states to require able-bodied adults to work.
Supergirl Sneak Peek for 'Alex' and Finale Info
Is Lena trying to get rid of Mon-El too? When Supergirl and Maggie bump heads, Alex is caught between a rock and a hard place. Our partners at DC and Warner Brothers have been very generous to us, letting us have that character appear on our show.
Oilers no strangers to playoff adversity
After stopping 39 of 40 shots in Game 2 on Friday, Talbot gave up goals on two of the first three shots he saw Sunday. Two goals that largely silenced a sellout Honda Center crowd showed that they've got a lot of work ahead of them.
Predators take 2-1 series lead, beating St. Louis Blues 3-1
Ryan Ellis scored in the first period, Cody McLeod had a nifty deflection in the second and Roman Josi scored late in the third. The Nashville Predators are 8-2 straight up in their last 10 games at home, including a ideal 3-0 home record this postseason.
First 'Dark Tower' Footage Debuts Ahead of Trailer Release
The sprawling Stephen King book series originally spanned seven novels that began life as a short story first published in 1978. Ahead of the full trailer debut on Wednesday, the pair of actors got into a Twitter exchange over just-released teaser footage.
Rangers Even Up First-Round Playoff Series with Canadiens
Jimmy Vesey made a handsome rush the other way and forced Price to make a superlative toe save to keep the deficit to one goal. Newsday sportswriter Arthur Staple did a sidebar on how the Rangers' ability to roll four lines paid big dividends in Game 4.
Nadal beats Thiem to win 10th title in Barcelona
STUTTGART: Laura Siegemund defeated Kristina Mladenovic 6-1, 2-6, 7-6 (5) to win the Porsche Grand Prix in her hometown on Sunday. Rafael Nadal whipping a forehand against Austria's Dominic Thiem en route to his 10th Barcelona Open title.
Happy hour: LeBron scores 35, grabs beer as Cavs top Raptors
Tucker, this Toronto team seemed better equipped to beat Cleveland than the one which lost in six games in last year's playoffs. The Cavaliers' defense was doubling and trapping Lowry and DeRozan, yet the Raptors were unable to make the Cavaliers pay.
Gov't relaxes healthy standard for school meals
The group often battled with the Obama administration, which phased in the healthier school meal rules starting in 2012. Right now it is still unclear how these changes will affect your child's lunch plate.
Leonard Has 32 Points, Spurs Rout Grizzlies 111-82 in Game 1
The Spurs took a 2-0 lead in their best of seven first round series in front of the home crowd at the AT&T Arena in San Antonio. In his post-game press conference on Tuesday, Fizdale called the officiating "unprofessional and "unacceptable".
Joshua bans his mother from Klitschko showdown
Joshua has had only 18 professional fights, yet is the favourite to beat one of the finest heavyweight champions in history. Anthony Joshua insists he will not lose his cool when he steps out in front of 90,000 fans at Wembley Stadium on Saturday.