Work & Family Policy Database
Flexible Work Schedules
Subject: Flexible Work Schedules
Bill: S.B. 1115
Sponsor: Dutton (R)
Date Introduced: 02/17/2012
Referred to Senate Committee on Labor and Industrial Relations: 03/01/2012
Senate Labor and Industrial Relations Committee Hearing scheduled for: 04/11/2012
Failed passage in committee. Reconsideration granted: 04/11/2012
Senate Labor and Industrial Relations Committee Hearing scheduled for: 05/09/2012
Failed passage in committee: 05/09/2012
Summary: Current law sets a workday as eight hours and requires that overtime be paid for any additional work hours in a day or more than 40 hours in a week, unless two-thirds of workers in a unit adopt an alternate schedule of workdays lasting up to ten hours. This bill allows any individual nonexempt worker in a business with 10 or fewer employees to request to work a flexible schedule of up to 10 hours a day. Employers would be able to implement this schedule without any obligation to pay overtime.
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