Leslie Christ, Chief Resource Officer at WellStone Behavioral Health, provided expert witness testimony to Congress in Washington DC on April 5, 2017. Addressing the Subcommittee on Workforce Protections, Ms. Christ provided support for HR 1180, the Working Families Flexibility Act of 2017. This subcommittee of the House of Representatives Committee on Education and the Workforce, is chaired by Mr. Bradley Byrne, Alabama 1st District, and invited Ms. Christ to provide testimony on the impact of this proposed legislation introduced by Ms. Martha Roby, US House of Representatives, Alabama 2nd District. HR 1180 proposes the option for employees of private entities to have the choice between receiving overtime pay for extra hours worked or receiving comp time that can be used at their discretion. This benefit has long been enjoyed by public-sector employees and Ms. Christ gave several excellent examples in her testimony of how this proposed legislation would positively impact the employees of WellStone Behavioral Health.

To view the archived webcast of the Subcommittee hearing and watch Ms. Christ’s testimony you can click on this link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JiQxRmHDysw&feature=youtu.be