Wednesday, May 8, 2013

Walorski co-sponsors bill to provide options for hard working families

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congresswoman Jackie Walorski (IN-02) released the following statement on the passage of The Working Families Flexibility Act of 2013, H.R. 1406. The bill offers private-sector employees the voluntary opportunity to work with employers to obtain paid time off, instead of cash wages for overtime hours worked.

“At home in Indiana, I hear from moms and dads in the grocery stores and around town who are struggling to balance hectic work schedules. From parent teacher conferences and extra-curricular activities to caring for aging parents and relatives, our families need better time management options to achieve a healthy balance in their daily routines. I am proud to co-sponsor this commonsense legislation to provide private-sector employees the chance to work with employers on voluntary opportunities for better time management. Hoosier families will have the freedom and flexibility to plan more efficient schedules to accommodate their needs, offering more choices that reflect the demands of our workforce.

“With the economy still struggling, Congress must do our part to offer Americans sensible solutions that will strengthen families and accommodate an increasing number of single parents and working families. This bill provides voluntary options for the private sector, the same choices that have been available to public-sector employees since 1985.”

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