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  •  But you still have to give him the time off (0+ / 0-)

    Which will cost you on down the road. (that or pay up for the hours which will ultimately cost what you would have paid in OT anyway.)

    “Texas is a so-called red state, but you’ve got 10 million Democrats here in Texas. And …, there are a whole lot of people here in Texas who need us, and who need us to fight for them.” President Obama

    by Catte Nappe on Tue May 14, 2013 at 11:27:30 AM PDT

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    •  But you're losing money under that scenario (2+ / 0-)
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      For instance, if I work 100 hours at $10.00 an hour, under the overtime rules, I'd make $1100.00.  $800 for the first 80 hours worked, and $300 for the next 20.  Then the next week I'd go back to my regular schedule and my regular $800.00 two week paycheck.   Now I've made $1900 for 4 weeks of work.  

      However, if I have comp time, I'm stuck with one of two scenarios

      Option A: I work 100 hours and still only get the $800, with 20 hours to use as I please and get paid for.  So I'd work 50 hours the next week (20 x 1.5) and get paid $800?  That would be $1600 for two weeks.  Now I've worked 10 less hours, but I've earned $300 less dollars.  Plus I sat around for 30 hours not doing anything.  

      Option B: Or, more likely,  I would work that 100 hours, get paid $1,000 immediately and than use my 30 hours comp time (20 x 1.5) and only be able to work 50 hours the next week  - $500.00.  In this scenario I'm entitled to work less and get paid less.  I've worked 150 hours, 10 hours less than I normally would, and have gotten paid $100 less than I may have expected.  I don't see anything in the bill that prevents an employer from mandating option B.  

      BTW - as an employer, there is no way you would let comp time accrue more than 60 days.  It would be too much risk to let employees build up 100 hours of comp time - you would have to design policies to prevent that from happening.  

      •  Your comp time hours are 1.5x (0+ / 0-)

        Went back and looked at the details. If you work an hour of overtime, you get an hour and a half of pay or an hour and a half of comp time.

        Fully agree with your last paragraph. Many employers operating in good faith probably wouldn't even let it hang out that long. I know that many times I've had employees ask if they could use overtime worked this week to take time off in the next week or two.

        “Texas is a so-called red state, but you’ve got 10 million Democrats here in Texas. And …, there are a whole lot of people here in Texas who need us, and who need us to fight for them.” President Obama

        by Catte Nappe on Tue May 14, 2013 at 12:17:43 PM PDT

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