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August 30, 2016

California Assembly OKs bill hiking overtime for farmworkers

Four decades after he signed the nation’s first law giving farmworkers collective bargaining rights, California Gov. Jerry Brown will again consider a historic proposal calling for farmworkers to receive the same overtime pay as other hourly workers, after the Assembly approved legislation Monday to phase in the change.

California employers are already mandated to pay time-and-a half to farmworkers after 10 hours in a day or 60 hours in a week. That’s longer than the overtime pay for all other workers, who get it after eight hours in a day or 40 hours a week. Read More
Read more here: http://www.sacbee.com/news/politics-government/capitol-alert/article97380457.html#storylink=cpy

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