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Is it legal to offer employees a voluntary program in lieu of overtime pay?

meee asked:

I have been trying to find this on the DOL website for a while with no luck.

Could a company offer a voluntary program to their employees where for each hour of overtime worked in a pay period the employee could opt to have it put in as paid time off (ie extra vacation and sick days), in lieu of paying the overtime?

I understand that to force an employee to do this would violate the law, however as part of a voluntary program, would it be considered acceptable?

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