Once an employee had accrued 80 hours of comp time
, the employer could choose to pay for the overtime with cash rather than with comp time
"The argument is [that] employers will coerce their workers to accept comp time
in lieu of cash overtime payments and that those agreements by the workers won't truly be voluntary."
Two weeks later, in February 2003, Erdman was informed that she could no longer use comp time
This was the first time she was told not to work comp time
The practice also allows up to two weeks' comp time
. Staff might also get impromptu bonuses for extraordinary efforts.
Orr's husband, Stephen, also an APD officer, used two weeks' comp time
as FMLA leave.
Hardly: 64% of you report that you're not given comp time
, unless you count "the kick in the behind" one respondent reported receiving as compensation.
(Covering conventions tends to be a 12-hour-day job, and "He got a free trip to Las Vegas" or "We make it up with comp time
" may not be satisfactory answers.
* Davis changed the definition of overtime from weekly hours (more than 40) to daily hours (more than eight), which has effectively destroyed flexible work schedules, comp time
, and four-day workweeks.
We stuck together, for example, on the comp time
1119, a bill that would allow employers to give their hourly employees comp time
off in lieu of overtime pay.
Both bills would allow businesses to pay workers putting in extra hours not in old-fashioned inflexible money but in comp time
the worker could claim at some point in the future.
Exempt employees should not receive comp time
since they are not eligible for overtime pay.