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H.R.1406: Working Families Flexibility Act of 2013

About this Bill

This bill was introduced in the 113th Congress
This bill is primarily about labor and employment
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Sponsor Martha Roby, R-Ala.
Total Cosponsors 168 (All Republicans)
Introduced April 9, 2013
Latest Major Action May 9, 2013
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Bill Summary

Working Families Flexibility Act of 2013 - Amends the Fair Labor Standards Act of 1938 to authorize private employers to provide compensatory time off to private employees at a rate of 1 1/2 hours per hour of employment for which overtime compensation is required. Authorizes an employer to provide compensatory time only if it is in accordance with an applicable collective bargaining agreement or, in the absence of such an agreement, an agreement between the employer and employee.

Prohibits an employee from accruing more than 160 hours of compensatory time. Requires an employee's employer to provide monetary compensation, after the end of a calendar year, for any unused compensatory time off accrued during the preceding year.

Requires an employer to give employees 30-day notice before discontinuing compensatory time off.

Prohibits an employer from intimidating, threatening, or coercing an employee in order to: (1) interfere with the employee's right to request...

(Source: Congressional Research Service)

Bill Actions

Date Description
May 9, 2013 Received in the Senate and Read twice and referred to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions.
May 8, 2013 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
May 8, 2013

On passage Passed by recorded vote: 223 - 204 (Roll no. 137).

May 8, 2013

On motion to recommit with instructions Failed by recorded vote: 200 - 227 (Roll no. 136).

May 8, 2013 The previous question on the motion to recommit with instructions was ordered without objection. (consideration: CR H2521)
May 8, 2013 DEBATE - The House proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Shea-Porter motion to recommit with instructions. The instructions contained in the motion seek to require the bill to be reported back to the House with an amendment to ensure that employees could not be denied the use of compensatory time for the following purposes: (1) to attend medical appointments; (2) to care for a sick family member or if the employee is sick; or (3) to attend counseling or rehabilitation appointments for injuries sustained by the employee as a member of the Armed Forces. The motion would also prohibit employers who have been found to violate the Equal Pay Act of 1963 from replacing monetary overtime with compensatory time.
May 8, 2013 Ms. Shea-Porter moved to recommit with instructions to Education and the Workforce. (consideration: CR H2520-2521; text: CR H2520)
May 8, 2013 Considered as unfinished business. (consideration: CR H2519-2523)
May 8, 2013 POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Gibson amendment, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote announced that the ayes had prevailed. Mr. Courtney demanded the yeas and nays and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of adoption of the amendment until later in the legislative day.
May 8, 2013 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H.Res. 198, the House proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Gibson amendment.
May 8, 2013 DEBATE - The House proceeded with one hour of debate on H.R. 1406.
May 8, 2013 Rule provides for consideration of H.R. 1406 with 1 hour of general debate. Previous question shall be considered as ordered without intervening motions except motion to recommit with or without instructions. Measure will be considered read. A specified amendment is in order.
May 8, 2013 Considered under the provisions of rule H. Res. 198. (consideration: CR H2502-2522; text of measure as reported in House: CR H2502-2503)
May 7, 2013 Rule H. Res. 198 passed House.
May 6, 2013 Rules Committee Resolution H. Res. 198 Reported to House. Rule provides for consideration of H.R. 1406 with 1 hour of general debate. Previous question shall be considered as ordered without intervening motions except motion to recommit with or without instructions. Measure will be considered read. A specified amendment is in order.
April 30, 2013 Placed on the Union Calendar, Calendar No. 30.
April 30, 2013 Reported (Amended) by the Committee on Education and the Workforce. H. Rept. 113-49.
April 17, 2013 Ordered to be Reported (Amended).
April 17, 2013 Committee Consideration and Mark-up Session Held.
April 11, 2013 Committee Hearings Held.
April 9, 2013 Referred to the House Committee on Education and the Workforce.