CHARLOTTE, NC (WBTV)- There could be a new way to pay employees who work for the private sector. Members of the House have passed a bill to change overtime pay. The law would give employees the option to either get overtime pay or comp time.
Republican Congressman Robert Pittenger favors the bill and thinks this will empower families to take time off when needed - time that will best fit their schedule.
"You may have young kids at home," Pittenger said. "Or go to a soccer game and you may need to go to the dentist or you have aging parents. This is a good bill for hard working American families. It gives those choices back to the families and employees."
While Pittenger thinks this will help families, some hourly workers are not so sure.