Paid Time Off Versus Overtime

Can my employer make me accept paid time off instead of time and half pay when I work overtime? 

Not under current law, but the U.S. House of Representatives recently passed a bill

that would allow employees to choose between accepting paid time off instead of time and a half overtime pay when they work more than 40 hours in a week. Federal and state government workers have this option already. Generally, Republicans say that for some people, time off is more valuable than money; Democrats fear that employers will pressure employees into taking paid time off to save money on payroll.
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