H.R. 1406 - Working Families Flexibility Act of 2013

Labor and employment. 113th Congress (2013-2014) View bill details
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Summary:
To amend the Fair Labor Standards Act of 1938 to provide compensatory time for employees in the private sector. (by CRS) 
Status:
The bill was voted on in the House on May 8, 2013 
Amendments:
1 proposed amendment. 1 accepted. View amendments 
House Vote: On Passage

PASSED on May 8, 2013.

1/2 required to pass

voted YES: 223 voted NO: 204
6 voted present/not voting

Other Votes:

Working Families Flexibility Act of 2013

H.R. 1406 — 113th Congress (2013–2014)

Summary
To amend the Fair Labor Standards Act of 1938 to provide compensatory time for employees in the private sector. (by CRS)
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Title
To amend the Fair Labor Standards Act of 1938 to provide compensatory time for employees in the private sector.
Other Titles
  • Working Families Flexibility Act of 2013
  • Working Families Flexibility Act of 2013
  • Working Families Flexibility Act of 2013
Sponsor
Martha Roby
Co-Sponsors
Subjects
  • Labor and employment
  • Administrative remedies
  • Civil actions and liability
  • Congressional oversight
  • Department of Labor
  • Employee leave
  • Employment discrimination and employee rights
  • Government studies and investigations
  • Labor standards
  • Labor-management relations
  • Wages and earnings
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Major Actions
Introduced4/09/2013
Referred to Committee
Amendments (1 proposed)
Passed House5/08/2013
Bill History
Chamber/CommitteeMotionDateResult
select this voteHouseH.Amdt. 59 (Gibson) to H.R. 1406: Amendment adds a new section 5 requiring GAO to submit a report to Congress ...5/08/2013This amendment PASSED the House
384 voted YES 42 voted NO 7 voted present/not voting
select this voteHouseOn Motion to Recommit with Instructions: H.R. 1406: Working Families Flexibility Act of 20135/08/2013This motion DID NOT PASS the House
200 voted YES 227 voted NO 6 voted present/not voting
currently selectedHouseH.R. 1406: Working Families Flexibility Act of 20135/08/2013This bill PASSED the House
223 voted YES 204 voted NO 6 voted present/not voting
ActionDateDescription
Introduced4/09/2013
4/09/2013Referred to the House Committee on Education and the Workforce.
4/11/2013Committee Hearings Held.
4/17/2013Committee Consideration and Mark-up Session Held.
Put on a legislative calendar4/17/2013Ordered to be Reported (Amended).
4/30/2013Reported (Amended) by the Committee on Education and the Workforce. H. Rept. 113-49.
Put on a legislative calendar4/30/2013Placed on the Union Calendar, Calendar No. 30.
5/06/2013Rules Committee Resolution H. Res. 198 Reported to House. Rule provides for consideration of H.R. 1406 with 1 hour of general debate. Previous question shall be considered as ordered without intervening motions except motion to recommit with or without instructions. Measure will be considered read. A specified amendment is in order.
5/07/2013Rule H. Res. 198 passed House.
5/08/2013Considered under the provisions of rule H. Res. 198.
5/08/2013Rule provides for consideration of H.R. 1406 with 1 hour of general debate. Previous question shall be considered as ordered without intervening motions except motion to recommit with or without instructions. Measure will be considered read. A specified amendment is in order.
5/08/2013DEBATE - The House proceeded with one hour of debate on H.R. 1406.
5/08/2013DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H.Res. 198, the House proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Gibson amendment.
5/08/2013POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Gibson amendment, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote announced that the ayes had prevailed. Mr. Courtney demanded the yeas and nays and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of adoption of the amendment until later in the legislative day.
5/08/2013Considered as unfinished business.
5/08/2013Ms. Shea-Porter moved to recommit with instructions to Education and the Workforce.
5/08/2013DEBATE - The House proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Shea-Porter motion to recommit with instructions. The instructions contained in the motion seek to require the bill to be reported back to the House with an amendment to ensure that employees could not be denied the use of compensatory time for the following purposes: (1) to attend medical appointments; (2) to care for a sick family member or if the employee is sick; or (3) to attend counseling or rehabilitation appointments for injuries sustained by the employee as a member of the Armed Forces. The motion would also prohibit employers who have been found to violate the Equal Pay Act of 1963 from replacing monetary overtime with compensatory time.
5/08/2013The previous question on the motion to recommit with instructions was ordered without objection.
5/08/2013Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
select this voteVote5/08/2013H.Amdt. 59 (Gibson) to H.R. 1406: Amendment adds a new section 5 requiring GAO to submit a report to Congress ...
select this voteVote5/08/2013On Motion to Recommit with Instructions: H.R. 1406: Working Families Flexibility Act of 2013
currently selectedHouse Vote on Passage5/08/2013H.R. 1406: Working Families Flexibility Act of 2013
5/08/2013Amendment (A002) offered by Mr. Gibson.
5/08/2013The previous question was ordered on the amendment (A002) pursuant to the rule.
5/09/2013Received in the Senate and Read twice and referred to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions.
NumberSponsorDate OfferedStatus
H. Amdt. 59Gibson, Christopher [R-NY19]May 8, 2013Passed by voice vote on May 8, 2013.

Amendment adds a new section 5 requiring GAO to submit a report to Congress on the usage of compensatory time allowed under the Act and which details any complaints filed or any enforcement actions taken for alleged violations of the Act.

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