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H.R.2559: Flexibility for Working Families Act

About this Bill

This bill was introduced in the 113th Congress
This bill is primarily about labor and employment
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Sponsor Carolyn B. Maloney, D-N.Y.
Total Cosponsors 2 (All Democrats)
Introduced June 27, 2013
Latest Major Action July 15, 2013
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  • Bill introduced in the House   
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Bill Summary

Flexibility for Working Families Act - Authorizes an employee to request from an employer a temporary or permanent change in the terms or conditions of the employee's employment if the request relates to: (1) the number of hours the employee is required to work, (2) the times when the employee is required to work or be on call for work, (3) where the employee is required to work, or (4) the amount of notification the employee receives of work schedule assignments. Sets forth certain employer duties with respect to such requests.

Makes it unlawful for an employer to interfere with any rights provided to an employee under this Act. Authorizes an employee to file a complaint with the Secretary of Labor for any violations of such rights. Provides for the investigation and assessment of civil penalties or the award of relief for alleged violations, including the review in federal courts of appeal of orders of the Secretary.

Requires the Secretary and certain federal agen...

(Source: Congressional Research Service)

Bill Actions

Date Description
July 15, 2013 Referred to the Subcommittee on the Constitution and Civil Justice.
July 15, 2013 Referred to the Subcommittee on Regulatory Reform, Commercial And Antitrust Law.
June 27, 2013 Referred to House Judiciary
June 27, 2013 Referred to House Administration
June 27, 2013 Referred to House Oversight and Government Reform
June 27, 2013 Referred to House Education and the Workforce