Today, Congressman Eric Cantor (VA-07) joined private sector employees and working parents for a roundtable discussion about The Working Families Flexibility Act at The CENTECH Group in Falls Church, Virginia:
"We want to thank CENTECH for hosting us today and I want to salute Chairman John Kline and of course the bill's sponsor Representative Martha Roby for all their hard work on the Working Families Flexibility Act, which is what this bill is called, and it's called that for a reason.
"Fernando talked about being able to meet the needs of today's workforce, and that's exactly what this bill does. It says, that hourly waged employees in the private sector ought to have the same privilege and benefit as those in the public sector. That is if they work over 40 hours a week they ought to be able to engage in a voluntary arrangement with their employer to have comp time instead of receiving time and a half overtime.
"It's very simple. If you're a working parent, as I am, you know one thing all of us have in common and that is we need more time. That's what this bill will allow. It is a common sense bill and it puts parents before politics."