GOP's 'Family Friendly' Bill Allows Comp Time Instead Of Overtime

gop overtime pay eric cantor
gop overtime pay eric cantor

By Sam Hananel

WASHINGTON -- It seems like a simple proposition: give employees who work more than 40 hours a week the option of taking comp time or 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.