On May 4, 2017, the U.S. House of Representatives passed the American Health Care Act (AHCA) by a narrow margin, 217 to 213. This legislation will now go to the Senate, where more changes are expected.
Also this week, the House passed a bill (227 to 197) to allow private-sector employers the flexibility to offer compensatory time (“Comp Time”) off to employees instead of overtime pay.
What does this mean for you?
The American Health Care Act legislation is still pending, and has not yet been signed into law. Until that happens, if it does, the Affordable Care Act (ACA) and all of its regulations and penalties are still in full effect, and compliance is required.
The Comp Time bill also will proceed to the Senate, where Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has not indicated whether he will take up the measure. Similar bills passed the house in 1996, 1997 and 2013, but stalled in the Senate.
We will continue to update you as this legislation moves through the political process to ensure your compliance.
How We Help
We will provide a detailed analysis on the AHCA for Staff One HR clients in the next week. Please also refer to this blog post by Sue Rodzon, PHR, SHRM-CP, regarding Comp Time updates.
If you have questions about ACA repeal, the American Health Care Act, Comp Time, or other HR issues, please call 214.736.7294 or email Director of HR and Payroll Services Anissa Wilson, PHR, SHRM-CP, at firstname.lastname@example.org.