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Wednesday, May 8, 2013 - 5:43pm
EL PASO, TX (KDBC) — A local representative shows his disapproval of a piece of legislation in Washington.
The Working Families Flexibility Act would allow employees to accrue compensation time when they work overtime. This would mean that instead of getting paid overtime wages, they can take time off.
Texas Representative Pete Gallego said that would hurt local families that work overtime because they need the money.
"Every hour of work matters to a family's bottom line," Rep. Gallego said. "It's a factor in food and clothing, and keeping a roof over your head. So I urge a "no" vote on this bill that takes the money out of the pockets of working women and families in texas and across the country."
The bill allows employees to opt out at any time and be paid for the overtime without facing threats or intimidation.