Summary of Amendments Submitted to the Rules Committee for H.R. 1406 - Working Families Flexibility Act of 2013

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Listed in Alphabetical Order

May 6, 2013 5:53 PM

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DeLauro (CT), Courtney (CT), Esty (CT)

#1

SUBSTITUTE Allows Americans to earn paid sick time so that they can address their own health needs and the health needs of their families.

Gibson (NY), King, Peter (NY), Meehan (PA)

#5

Requires the GAO to submit a report to Congress on the usage of compensatory time allowed under the Act and detail any complaints filed or enforcement actions taken for alleged violations of the Act. The report will ensure Congress can monitor any potential abuse of the Act.

Grayson (FL)

#2

Alters the penalty for employers who intimidate, threaten, or coerce employees into using earned compensatory time off in a manner inconsistent with their wishes. Makes each such violation a misdemeanor.

Grayson (FL)

#3

WITHDRAWN Allows employees who have earned compensatory time off pursuant to this bill to use the time at the employee’s discretion – not the employer’s (as originally drafted on p. 8, lines 6-9).

Grayson (FL)

#4

SUBSTITUTE Replaces bill text with that of H.R. 2564, the Paid Vacation Act, from the 111th Congress requiring employers to provide each employee at least one week of paid vacation during each twelve month period.

Jackson Lee (TX)

#6

WITHDRAWN Provides that the employee must be compensated within 7 days, instead of 30 days.

Jackson Lee (TX)

#7

WITHDRAWN Adds a condition that the Act shall expire in 3 years instead of 5 years.