For Some Workers 'Comp' Time Could Re...

For Some Workers 'Comp' Time Could Replace Overtime Pay | WBNS-10TV, Central Ohio News

There are 23 comments on the 10TV WBNS story from Jan 26, 2011, titled For Some Workers 'Comp' Time Could Replace Overtime Pay | WBNS-10TV, Central Ohio News. In it, 10TV WBNS reports that:

Proposed legislation would allow some Ohio workers to take time off without using vacation.

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voice of reason

Columbus, OH

#1 Jan 26, 2011
The only down side is that overtime pay is 1.5x what you make... so shouldnt you get an hour and a half for each hour worked over 40 hrs?
PorkChopSandwich

Dublin, OH

#2 Jan 26, 2011
Legislation that is not needed.
Tax Payer

United States

#3 Jan 26, 2011
I'm retired, but on some days I put in more than eight hours around the house. Who is going to pay me?
Rob

Columbus, OH

#4 Jan 26, 2011
yeah, the bad thing about this is that if you work overtime, you have a right to overtime pay. in many cases, the employer will pressure you to take comp time instead because they would get out of the extra pay. many people might want/need the extra pay, not the time off. if they are going to do it this way, your comp time should still be time and a half...in other words, if you work 4 hours of overtime, you should get 6 hours of comp time.
Snowplow Johnny

United States

#5 Jan 26, 2011
"I know I got to take my kid to the dentist....." I wish legislators would learn how to talk and write like educated adults. It's "I have.." not "I got" (sigh)
avz

North Fort Myers, FL

#6 Jan 26, 2011
Comp time not workers comp. Got it when I worked at Sheriff's Office, never was able to cash it in. Bad idea.
Will Burns

United States

#7 Jan 26, 2011
A written agreement before hand. hmm seems that since this is only regulation of 500k gross or less business couldn't this already be done between concenting adults anyway? I want less government regulation not more.
moronh8r

Nashport, OH

#8 Jan 26, 2011
I worked for a small employer for 9 years. He tried to sc**w people by making them feel obligated to work as much as possible even when sick. When he needed a guy to work 70 hrs and the following week then was told the employee would get paid 60 hrs. for that week and 10 would be carried over the following pay period so he wouldn't have to pay dbl. time.
Yeah, like this bill is gonna be good for the employees.
Anon

North Fort Myers, FL

#9 Jan 26, 2011
The way I understand this is that the parent doesn't want to lose two hours in his work week because he has to be paid overtime to make up the two hours....his choice.... so he wants to work 1 hour longer for two days and get his regular 40 hour week.
Common sense says let him work an extra hour two days and all is right with the world. 40 regular hours is better than 38! His choice.
I've been a very small businessman, and a lot of such practical give and take works very well, has been my experience for me and the employees.
Rob

Columbus, OH

#10 Jan 26, 2011
Anon wrote:
The way I understand this is that the parent doesn't want to lose two hours in his work week because he has to be paid overtime to make up the two hours....his choice.... so he wants to work 1 hour longer for two days and get his regular 40 hour week.
Common sense says let him work an extra hour two days and all is right with the world. 40 regular hours is better than 38! His choice.
I've been a very small businessman, and a lot of such practical give and take works very well, has been my experience for me and the employees.
only, as a small businessman who KNOWS other small businessmen, you KNOW that's not how this is going to play out for everyone. there are always those creeps that will want to use this as an excuse to get out of paying employees.
worthington mom

United States

#11 Jan 26, 2011
consider and hour and a half comp time for each hour of OT. also, what happens at year end when there's a bank full of hours and nobody can take it off because the work has to get done? If they are going to mandate it, they better put something in there about paying it out timely too if it's not taken...I have seen lots of people loose out in thousands over the years because of that.
Ben Verified

Fostoria, OH

#13 Jan 26, 2011
Tax Payer wrote:
I'm retired, but on some days I put in more than eight hours around the house. Who is going to pay me?
KASSUCK will take care of you.....NOT!!!!
Kant spel

Columbus, OH

#14 Jan 27, 2011
More government control shoved down our throats.
Jamie

Columbus, OH

#15 Jan 27, 2011
This is a good theory in concept. My employer offers comp time, but it is not at a 1:1 ratio. If you work 9 hours on Monday, that doesn't mean that you get to leave an hour early another day.
R U SERIOUS

Columbus, OH

#16 Jan 27, 2011
Anon wrote:
The way I understand this is that the parent doesn't want to lose two hours in his work week because he has to be paid overtime to make up the two hours....his choice.... so he wants to work 1 hour longer for two days and get his regular 40 hour week.
Common sense says let him work an extra hour two days and all is right with the world. 40 regular hours is better than 38! His choice.
I've been a very small businessman, and a lot of such practical give and take works very well, has been my experience for me and the employees.
DEAR GOD!!!! SOMEONE WHO GETS IT!!!!(applause)

It's very simple people. This is simply FLEX TIME. We have something similar at my work. We can take our vacation/personal time in 1 hour increments up to 10 days at a time. This is a good idea when, like at my job, overtime is frozen. For example, this week I've already worked over my alotted 40 hours, so I've requested to take those hours off at the end of Friday's workday. I still get my hours for the week, no overtime was produced, and I get an early out for the day. It's basically a win/win situation.
DaisyGrl13

United States

#17 Jan 27, 2011
I think it's beneficial for both parties. The laborer gets his comp time and the employer doesn't have to match 401K payments for that over time pay. I know of a local city that does this now for their employees.
jpj3

Morristown, NJ

#18 Jan 27, 2011
This bill would set a bad precedent in allowing a business to make their employees work overtime then pay them in "time off". Granted that this first bill would only affect small businesses but sooner or later it would begin in bigger companies until it encompassed all. The goverment shouldn't legislate how overtime is paid.
Guido

Columbus, OH

#19 Jan 27, 2011
Well if they are pretending to pay you overtime with comp time then pretend to work!
I love time off

Columbus, OH

#20 Jan 27, 2011
Comp time wouldn't be bad if they paid it at the over time rate. If you worked 12 hours then were comped 18 hours while in over time. It wouldn't be a bad way of compensation for your time.
Flex Time

Zanesville, OH

#21 Jan 27, 2011
If you work 10 hours on one day in order to be able to work 6 hours another day within the same 40 hour week, that is flex-time.

Unless you are a salaried employee, that is exempt from overtime, you are supposed to be paid overtime for working over 40 hours in the week. If the employer offers "comp time" instead of overtime pay, the comp time for more than 40 hours in the week should be earned at 1.5 hours for 1 hour worked in excess of 40 hours for the week.

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