WASHINGTON — Heating, Air-conditioning & Refrigeration Distributors International (HARDI) applauds the House Committee on Education and the Workforce on its approval of the Working Families Flexibility Act of 2017 (H.R. 1180).
H.R. 1180 was introduced by Rep. Martha Roby (R-AL) back in February to amend the Fair Labor Standards Act and allow private-sector employers to offer workers the choice of paid time off in lieu of cash wages for overtime hours worked. Sen. Mike Lee (R-UT) introduced the Senate version of the bill (S. 233).
The bill passed the committee by a 22 to 16 vote.
“Many HARDI member companies are multigenerational family businesses, and they understand the importance of a healthy work/life balance when it comes to raising a family,” said Jon Melchi, HARDI vice president of government and external affairs. “Our members see the Working Families Flexibility Act as an opportunity to strengthen their relationships with employees by offering more flexibility and time off.”
HARDI members support employers' ability to provide overtime and comp-time flexibility. The Working Families Flexibility Act of 2017 allows just that, by removing federal regulations that restrict private-sector employees from being enabled to better balance work and family obligations.

For more information, contact Anthony Lagunzad at alagunzad@hardinet.org.

Publication date: 5/9/2017