All Information (Except Text) for S.1241 - Family Friendly Workplace Act106th Congress (1999-2000)
|Sponsor:||Sen. Ashcroft, John [R-MO] (Introduced 06/17/1999)|
|Committees:||Senate - Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions|
|Latest Action:||Senate - 06/17/1999 Read twice and referred to the Committee on HELP. (All Actions)|
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Short Titles - Senate
Short Titles as Introduced
Family Friendly Workplace Act
Official Titles - Senate
Official Titles as Introduced
A bill to amend the Fair Labor Standards Act of 1938 to provide private sector employees the same opportunities for time-and-a-half compensatory time off and biweekly work programs as Federal employees currently enjoy to help balance the demands and needs of work and family, to clarify the provisions relating to exemptions of certain professionals from minimum wage and overtime requirements of the Fair Labor Standards Act of 1938, and for other purposes.
Actions Overview (1)
|06/17/1999||Introduced in Senate|
06/17/1999 Introduced in Senate
All Actions (2)
|06/17/1999||Read twice and referred to the Committee on HELP.|
Action By: Senate
|06/17/1999||Sponsor introductory remarks on measure. (CR S7231-7232)|
Action By: Senate
06/17/1999 Read twice and referred to the Committee on HELP.
06/17/1999 Sponsor introductory remarks on measure. (CR S7231-7232)
|Committee / Subcommittee||Date||Activity||Reports|
|Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions||06/17/1999||Referred to|
Subject — Policy Area:
One Policy Area term, which best describes an entire measure, is assigned to every public bill or resolution.
- Business records
- Civil actions and liability
- Collective bargaining agreements
- Computer industry
- Computer programming
- Computer software
- Disciplining of employees
- Elementary and secondary education
- Elementary education
- Employee rights
- Employers' liability
- Executive compensation
- Fines (Penalties)
- Flexible work hours
- Government paperwork
- Government publicity
- Hours of labor
- Leave of absence
- Minimum wages
- Sales personnel
- School administrators
- Secondary education
- Systems analysis
- Unfair labor practices
- Wage restitution
Latest Summary (1)
Introduced in Senate (06/17/1999)
Family Friendly Workplace Act - Amends the Fair Labor Standards Act of 1938 to provide for: (1) time-and-a-half compensatory time off; and (2) biweekly work programs (allowing more than 40 hours of work in one week and correspondingly less in the other). (Thus provides private sector employees opportunities under such programs similar to those enjoyed by Federal employees).
Requires, with respect to such compensatory time and biweekly work programs, that employee participation be voluntary, and that collective bargaining agreements be honored. Sets forth: (1) procedures for employer discontinuance of, or employee withdrawal from, certain of such programs; and (2) prohibitions against coercion.
Amends the exemption from minimum wage and maximum hour requirements for certain executive, administrative, and professional employees and outside salesmen. Prohibits from consideration in determining whether an employee is exempt: (1) the fact that the employee is subject to deductions in compensation for absences from employment of less than a full workday or less than a full workweek; or (2) the payment of overtime compensation or other additions to the compensation of an employee employed on a salary based on hours worked. Allows consideration, in such a determination, of an actual reduction in compensation, with a specified exception.
Amends the Federal bankruptcy code to grant third priority (allowed unsecured claims for wages, salaries, or commissions) in bankruptcy proceedings to claims relating to compensatory time off.