Public Employees

Congress allows states and their political subdivisions to implement compensatory time for overtime compensation. "Comp" time is one-and-a-half hours for every hour worked in excess. An employer may be forced by the FLSA to discipline employees for working too long or too hard. Therefore, employers are to either count and compensate the employee's time or enforce a policy that prohibits an employee from working before a set starting time. In Texas, public employers can unilaterally impose "comp" time even on employees who are unified under a union or other certified bargaining entity. Also, Texas employers may require employees to use accrued compensatory time when their balances approach a set level.

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4615 Southwest Freeway
Suite 700
Houston, Texas 77027
Tel: (713) 893-0022

5956 Sherry Lane
Dallas, TX 75225
(214) 306-6475

8000 Centre Park
Suite 330
Austin, TX 78754
(512) 879-4175

San Antonio
1100 NW Loop 410
Suite 700
San Antonio, TX 78213
(210) 787-4410