H.R.1180 – Working Families Flexibility Act of 2017

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H.R.1180 – Working Families Flexibility Act of 2017


The bill aims “To amend the Fair Labor Standards Act of 1938 to provide compensatory time for employees in the private sector.”

Under the bill “An employee may receive in lieu of monetary overtime compensation, compensatory time off at a rate not less than one and one-half hours for each hour of employment for which overtime compensation is required.

An employer may provide compensatory time to employees only if such time is provided in accordance with  applicable provisions of a collective bargaining agreement between the employer and the labor organization that has been certified or recognized as the representative of the employees under applicable law; or in the case of employees who are not represented by a labor organization that has been certified or recognized as the representative of such employees under applicable law, an agreement arrived at between the employer and employee before the performance of the work and affirmed by a written or otherwise ver­i­fi­a­ble record maintained in which the employer has offered and the employee has chosen to receive compensatory time in lieu of monetary overtime compensation; and entered into knowingly and voluntarily by such employees and not as a condition of employment.

No employee may receive or agree to receive compensatory time off unless the employee has worked at least 1,000 hours for the employee’s employer during a period of continuous employment with the employer in the 12-month period before the date of agreement or receipt of compensatory time off.”

An employee may accrue not more than 160 hours of compensatory time.

(Full text of H.R. 1180 at congress.gov)

Sponsor:  Rep. Roby, Martha [R-AL-2] (Introduced 02/16/2017)

Status: Passed House /



On Passage: On passage Passed by recorded vote: 229 – 197 (Roll no. 244)

House Amendments:

Motion to recommit: On motion to recommit with instructions Failed by the Yeas and Nays: 192 – 234 (Roll no. 243)

Text of the motion:

The House proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Scott, VA motion to recommit with instructions. The instructions in the motion seek to report the same back to the House forthwith with the following amendment to add an exemption to the underlying bill for any employee who does not receive fewer than seven paid sick days, which can be used to seek medical care for a pre-existing health condition.


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Cost to the taxpayers:  Data not available

Pay-as-you-go requirements:  Data not available

Regulatory and Other Impact: Data not available

Dynamic Scoring:   Data not available

Tax Complexity:  Not applicable to this bill.

Earmark Certification:  Data not available

Duplication of programs: Data not available

Direct Rule-Making:  Data not available

Advisory Committee Statement: Data not available

Budget Authority: Data not available

Constitutional Authority:   Assumed.


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