On May 2, 2017, the United States House of Representatives passed H.B. 1180, the Working Families Flexibility Act. The Senate has received the bill for consideration. The bill would amend the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) and authorize private employers to provide compensatory time (comp time) off for overtime hours worked by employees. Instead of…

On February 6, 2017, the United States House of Representatives unanimously passed the Email Privacy Act (H.R. 387). According to the Electronic Frontier Foundation, one of several advocacy groups that pushed for this legislation, “H.R. 387 would codify the Sixth Circuit’s ruling in U.S. v. Warshak, which held that the Fourth Amendment demands that the…

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