A proposal on Capitol Hill designed to "improve working conditions for hourly wage earners," including nurses in the nation's long term care facilities, has nurses' unions up in arms.
HR 1119, known as the Family Time Flexibility Act, would allow workers to choose between getting paid and receiving paid time off at the rate of one-and-a-half hours for every hour they work overtime. The proposal came up for a vote in June, but then was tabled by the House for a later date.
The program, available to government employees since the mid-1980s, would allow private-sector workers to bank up to 160 hours of overtime.
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