The House just passed a bill that affects overtime pay. The bill backed mostly by Republicans would let employers opt to give employees paid time off instead of time-and-a-half pay the next time they put in extra hours.
"I don't think there's anything more powerful than giving them more control over their time so that they can make the best decisions for themselves and their families," Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers of Washington said Tuesday morning in a press conference held by Republican leaders in the House.
Democrats expressed their chief concern is thatemployers have the final say on when comp time can be used, which means bosses can defer compensating employees for overtime work.
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Is this giving employees more control over their lives? Or is this giving employers the final say in terms of compensation? Should we worry about the level of labor productivity? Thoughts?