S. 2142 (112th): Working Families Flexibility Act

Introduced:
Feb 29, 2012 (112th Congress, 2011–2013)
Status:
Died (Referred to Committee)
Sponsor
Robert “Bob” Casey Jr.
Senator from Pennsylvania
Party
Democrat
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Last Updated
Feb 29, 2012
Length
26 pages
Related Bills
S. 3840 (111th) was a previous version of this bill.

Referred to Committee
Last Action: Sep 24, 2010

H.R. 4106 (Related)
Working Families Flexibility Act

Referred to Committee
Last Action: Feb 29, 2012

 
Status

This bill was introduced on February 29, 2012, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.

Progress
Introduced Feb 29, 2012
Referred to Committee Feb 29, 2012
 
Full Title

A bill to permit employees to request, and to ensure employers consider requests for, flexible work terms and conditions, and for other purposes.

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Cosponsors
1 cosponsors (1D) (show)
Committees

Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions

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Library of Congress Summary

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2/29/2012--Introduced.
Working Families Flexibility Act - Authorizes an employee to request from an employer a temporary or permanent change in the terms or conditions of the employee's employment if the request relates to:
(1) the number of hours the employee is required to work,
(2) the times when the employee is required to work or be on call for work,
(3) where the employee is required to work, or
(4) the amount of notification the employee receives of work schedule assignments.
Sets forth certain employer duties with respect to such requests.
Makes it unlawful for an employer to interfere with any rights provided to an employee under this Act. Authorizes an employee to file a complaint with the Secretary of Labor for any violations of such rights. Provides for the investigation and assessment of civil penalties or the award of relief for alleged violations, including the review in federal courts of appeal of orders of the Secretary.
Requires the Secretary and certain federal agency administrative officers to provide information and technical assistance to employers, labor organizations, and the general public regarding compliance with this Act.
Requires the Administrator of the Wage and Hour Division of the Department of Labor to issue guidance on compliance with the Fair Labor Standards Act that provides a flexible work environment through changes in employee terms and conditions of employment provided in this Act.
Applies the requirements of this Act to certain classes of employees, including employees of the Government Accountability Office (GAO) and the Library of Congress.

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