The Retail Industry Leaders Association (RILA) welcomed the introduction and consideration of legislation in the U.S. House of Representatives to lift federal restrictions on employers that wish to provide employees with greater flexibility.
The Working Families Flexibility Act of 2013 (H.R. 1406), introduced by Representative Martha Roby (R-AL), would allow private-sector workers to receive paid time off or ‘comp time’ for overtime hours worked, an option common today throughout the public-sector.
“We applaud Representative Roby for standing up for working families and employers and we urge Members to support this commonsense legislation,” said Bill Hughes, senior vice president for government affairs. “The federal government should stop denying private-sector employers and employees the same scheduling flexibility available within the public-sector.”
A hearing on H.R. 1406 is slated for Thursday before the House Education and the Workforce, Subcommittee on Workforce Protections.
RILA is the trade association of the world’s largest and most innovative retail companies. RILA members include more than 200 retailers, product manufacturers, and service suppliers, which together account for more than $1.5 trillion in annual sales, millions of American jobs and more than 100,000 stores, manufacturing facilities and distribution centers domestically and abroad.
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