1. Lawmakers propose giving businesses and workers alternative to overtime pay

    Lawmakers propose giving businesses and workers alternative to overtime pay

    It seems like a simple proposition: give employees who work more than 40 hours a week the option of taking paid time off instead of overtime pay. The choice already exists in the public sector. Federal and state workers can save earned time off and use it weeks or even months later to attend a parent-teacher conference, care for an elderly parent or deal with home repairs. Republicans in Congress are pushing legislation that would extend that option to the private sector. They say that would bri

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    1. For some people, time is more valuable than the cash that would be accrued in overtime.
    2. This is nothing more than an effort to turn a sow's ear into a silk purse.
    3. Any time there's a law that will keep extra money in an employer's bank account, they will try to push employees to make that choice.
    4. It's an alternative to the mandated paid leave approaches that Democrats typically support.