S 4 in Congressional Session 105

Official Summary

 

Bill Number : S 4

 

Title : A bill to amend the Fair Labor Standards Act of 1938 to provide to private sector employees the same opportunities for time-and-a-half compensatory time off, biweekly work programs, and flexible credit hour programs as Federal employees currently enjoy to help balance the demands and needs of work and family, to clarify the provisions relating to exemptions of certain professionals from the minimum wage and overtime requirements of the Fair Labor Standards Act of 1938, and for other purposes.

 

SUMMARY AS OF:
4/2/1997--Reported to Senate amended.    (There is 1 other summary) Family Friendly Workplace Act - Amends the Fair Labor Standards Act of 1938 to provide for: (1) time-and-a-half compensatory time off; (2) biweekly work programs (allowing more than 40 hours of work in one week and correspondingly less in the other); and (3) flexible credit hour programs (thus providing private sector employees opportunities under such programs similar to those enjoyed by Federal employees). Requires, with respect to such compensatory time, biweekly work, and flexible credit hour programs, that employee participation be voluntary, and that collective bargaining agreements be honored. Sets forth: (1) procedures for employer discontinuance of, or employee withdrawal from, certain of such programs; and (2) prohibitions against coercion. Amends the exemption from minimum wage and maximum hour requirements for certain executive, administrative, and professional employees and outside salesmen. Prohibits from consideration in determining whether an employee is exempt: (1) the fact that the employee is subject to deductions in compensation for absences from employment of less than a full workday or less than a full pay period; or (2) the payment of overtime compensation or other additions to the compensation of an employee employed on a salary based on hours worked. Allows consideration, in such a determination, of an actual reduction in compensation.

Votes

Title : A bill to amend the Fair Labor Standards Act of 1938 to provide to private sector employees the same opportunities for time-and-a-half compensatory time off, biweekly work programs, and flexible credit hour programs as Federal employees currently enjoy to help balance the demands and needs of work and family, to clarify the provisions relating to exemptions of certain professionals from the minimum wage and overtime requirements of the Fair Labor Standards Act of 1938, and for other purposes.
Votes in the US Senate
Roll NumberVote DateQuestionDescriptionVote Result
941997-06-04On the Motion to Adjournmotion to adjourn; Family Friendly Workplace ActAgreed to
931997-06-04On the Cloture Motionmotion to invoke cloture on modified committee substitute amdt to s.4; Family Friendly Workplace ActRejected
681997-05-15On the Cloture Motionmotion to invoke cloture on Committee amendment to s.4; Family Friendly Workplace ActRejected
Votes in the US House
This Bill was not Voted in the US House

Sponsors

 
Congressional Sponsors of S 4
 
Bill Number : S 4

Title : A bill to amend the Fair Labor Standards Act of 1938 to provide to private sector employees the same opportunities for time-and-a-half compensatory time off, biweekly work programs, and flexible credit hour programs as Federal employees currently enjoy to help balance the demands and needs of work and family, to clarify the provisions relating to exemptions of certain professionals from the minimum wage and overtime requirements of the Fair Labor Standards Act of 1938, and for other purposes.

Sponsor: Sen Ashcroft, John [MO] (introduced 1/21/1997)      

ALPHABETICAL [followed by Cosponsors withdrawn]:     (Sort: by date)

    Sen Allard, Wayne [CO] - 1/21/1997

    Sen Bennett, Robert F. [UT] - 4/9/1997

    Sen Brownback, Sam [KS] - 1/21/1997

    Sen Burns, Conrad R. [MT] - 2/4/1997

    Sen Chafee, John H. [RI] - 1/21/1997

    Sen Coats, Daniel [IN] - 1/21/1997

    Sen Cochran, Thad [MS] - 1/30/1997

    Sen Collins, Susan M. [ME] - 1/21/1997

    Sen Coverdell, Paul [GA] - 1/21/1997

    Sen Craig, Larry E. [ID] - 1/21/1997

    Sen DeWine, Mike [OH] - 1/21/1997

    Sen Domenici, Pete V. [NM] - 1/21/1997

    Sen Enzi, Michael B. [WY] - 1/21/1997

    Sen Faircloth, Lauch [NC] - 1/21/1997

    Sen Frist, William H. [TN] - 4/9/1997

    Sen Gramm, Phil [TX] - 1/21/1997

    Sen Grams, Rod [MN] - 1/21/1997

    Sen Grassley, Chuck [IA] - 1/21/1997

    Sen Hagel, Chuck [NE] - 1/21/1997

    Sen Hatch, Orrin G. [UT] - 1/21/1997

    Sen Helms, Jesse [NC] - 1/21/1997

    Sen Hutchinson, Tim [AR] - 1/21/1997

    Sen Hutchison, Kay Bailey [TX] - 1/21/1997

    Sen Jeffords, James M. [VT] - 1/21/1997

    Sen Kyl, Jon [AZ] - 1/21/1997

    Sen Lott, Trent [MS] - 1/21/1997

    Sen Lugar, Richard G. [IN] - 5/7/1997

    Sen Mack, Connie, III [FL] - 1/22/1997

    Sen McCain, John [AZ] - 1/28/1997

    Sen McConnell, Mitch [KY] - 2/12/1997

    Sen Murkowski, Frank H. [AK] - 1/21/1997

    Sen Nickles, Don [OK] - 1/21/1997

    Sen Roberts, Pat [KS] - 1/21/1997

    Sen Santorum, Rick [PA] - 5/8/1997

    Sen Sessions, Jeff [AL] - 1/21/1997

    Sen Shelby, Richard C. [AL] - 4/9/1997

    Sen Smith, Bob [NH] - 1/22/1997

    Sen Smith, Gordon H. [OR] - 10/6/1997

    Sen Snowe, Olympia J. [ME] - 5/7/1997

    Sen Thomas, Craig [WY] - 3/6/1997

    Sen Thurmond, Strom [SC] - 1/21/1997

    Sen Warner, John [VA] - 1/21/1997

Other Info

Bill Number : S 4

Title : A bill to amend the Fair Labor Standards Act of 1938 to provide to private sector employees the same opportunities for time-and-a-half compensatory time off, biweekly work programs, and flexible credit hour programs as Federal employees currently enjoy to help balance the demands and needs of work and family, to clarify the provisions relating to exemptions of certain professionals from the minimum wage and overtime requirements of the Fair Labor Standards Act of 1938, and for other purposes.

 

 
ALL ACTIONS:
(Floor Actions/Congressional Record Page References)
 
1/21/1997:Sponsor introductory remarks on measure. (CR S221-222)
 
1/21/1997:Read twice and referred to the Committee on Labor and Human Resources.
 
2/4/1997:Subcommittee on Employment and Training. Hearings held.
 
2/13/1997:Subcommittee on Employment, Safety and Training. Hearings held. Hearings printed: S.Hrg. 105-12.
 
3/13/1997:Committee on Labor and Human Resources. Committee consideration and Mark Up Session held.
 
3/18/1997:Committee on Labor and Human Resources. Ordered to be reported with an amendment favorably.
 
4/2/1997:Committee on Labor and Human Resources. Reported to Senate by Senator Jeffords under the authority of the order of Mar 27, 97 with an amendment. With written report No. 105-11. Additional and minority views filed.
 
4/2/1997:Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 32.
 
5/1/1997:Motion to proceed to consideration of measure made in Senate by Unanimous Consent. (consideration: CR S3880-3890, S3894-3895)
 
5/1/1997:Motion to proceed to consideration of measure withdrawn in Senate by Unanimous Consent. (consideration: CR S3895)
 
5/9/1997:Sponsor introductory remarks on measure. (CR S4263-4267)
 
5/12/1997:Sponsor introductory remarks on measure. (CR S4291-4293)
 
5/13/1997:Measure laid before Senate by unanimous consent. (consideration: CR S4327-4354)
 
5/13/1997:The reported committee amendment was modified.
 
5/13/1997:Cloture motion on the modified committee amendment presented in Senate. (consideration: CR S4350)
 
5/15/1997:Cloture on the modified committee amendment not invoked in Senate by Yea-Nay Vote. 53-47. Record Vote No: 68. (consideration: CR S4514)
 
5/15/1997:Considered by Senate. (consideration: CR S4508-4515)
 
6/2/1997:Considered by Senate. (consideration: CR S5158-5174)
 
6/2/1997:Second cloture motion on the modified committee amendment presented in Senate. (consideration: CR S5174)
 
6/3/1997:Considered by Senate. (consideration: CR S5218-5248)
 
6/4/1997:Considered by Senate. (consideration: CR S5281-5291)
 
6/4/1997:Second cloture on the modified committee amendment not invoked in Senate by Yea-Nay Vote. 51-47. Record Vote No: 93. (consideration: CR S5291)