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Republicans Try Again to Let Bosses Offer Comp for Overtime

  • House to take up measure that could face turbulence in Senate
  • Would let companies offer comp time in lieu of overtime pay
An Employee removes Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV (FCA) side panels from a press at FCA's Sterling Stamping Plant in Sterling Heights, Michigan, U.S., on Friday, Aug. 26, 2016. FCA US announced that it would invest $166 million to install the new presses to increase the stamping capacity at the plant.
Photographer: Jeff Kowalsky/Bloomberg
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House Republicans took up Tuesday a bill to allow companies to offer employees compensatory time rather than time-and-a-half pay, an overhaul of New Deal-era employment law that supporters say would enhance workers’ scheduling options but opponents warn would erode protections.

"This bill would ensure workers have less time, less flexibility, and less money," Maryland Democratic Representative Anthony Brown said in a floor speech opposing the proposal.