"Comp Time": A Big "No-No" in the Private Sector- From the Archive

I often get comments on my posts that are questions or pleas for help. I received on yesterday on the subject of comp time. As a result, I decided to republish this post from the past to explain how a private sector employer must handle employees who work overtime. One area of the Fair Labor …

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Progress made to revising the FLSA to reflect today’s reality

The House of Representatives has taken a step to revise one of the provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act which has frustrated employers and employees for years. It is a step toward making the FLSA more reflective of the way the workplace works today. Comp time Comp time, or compensatory time, currently under the …

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Comp time for non-exempt workers? Has its time come?

Under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), when a nonexempt employee works overtime the law requires that any time worked more than 40 hours in a week be paid in cash at the rate of 1.5 hours for every hour worked. What if there was a way to allow employees to take that pay as …

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