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Workplace Flexibility Act

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A bill to amend the Fair Labor standards Act of 1938 to provide to 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.

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03/27/2001Introduced in Senate

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03/27/2001Read twice and referred to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions. (text of measure as introduced: CR S2990-2992)
Action By: Senate
03/27/2001Sponsor introductory remarks on measure. (CR S2989-2990, S2992)
Action By: Senate

Cosponsors (3)

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CosponsorDate Cosponsored
Sen. Hutchison, Kay Bailey [R-TX]* 03/27/2001
Sen. Hutchinson, Tim [R-AR] 06/29/2001
Sen. McConnell, Mitch [R-KY] 07/12/2001

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Committee / Subcommittee Date Activity Reports
Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions03/27/2001 Referred to

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Introduced in Senate (03/27/2001)

Workplace Flexibility Act - Amends the Fair Labor Standards Act of 1938 to provide workplace flexibility options for: (1) time-and-a-half compensatory time off; and (2) biweekly work programs (allowing up to ten hours more than 40 hours of work in one week and correspondingly less in the other). 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 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.

Amends the Congressional Accountability Act to provide congressional employees with such options for compensatory time and biweekly work programs.