Tell Congress to protect overtime pay for working people ~ Emily Martin


It should be straightforward: if you’re paid hourly and work more than 40 hours a week, you get overtime pay—right?

But some Members of Congress want to allow bosses to steal overtime pay from working women and their families—all under the false pretense of “flexibility.” Let them know you aren’t fooled.

Tell Congress Not to Steal Overtime Pay from Working People

Demand that your Representative reject the misleadingly named “Working Families Flexibility Act.”


Overtime protections allow working people to boost their paychecks while encouraging bosses not to overwork their employees. The so-called “Working Families Flexibility Act” (H.R. 1180) would allow bosses to deny employees overtime pay with the promise of “comp time”—paid time off in the future—instead. But the catch is that employers don’t have to offer any guarantees that employees can use the time off to care for their families or themselves when they need it. Although the politicians behind this bill say it will help working people, we see it for what it really is: a way for bosses to squeeze more hours out of their employees without paying them fairly.

Help us stop this bill in its tracks: tell your Representative to oppose H.R. 1180.

We’ll never stop fighting for policies that promote fair pay and help women balance the demands of work and family—including overtime protections, paid sick days, paid family and medical leave, fair work schedules, strong equal pay laws, and an increased minimum wage. Thank you for fighting with us.

Emily Martin
General Counsel and Vice President for Workplace Justice
National Women’s Law Center


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