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  • Farmworker overtime bill moves to governor's desk

    The California legislature's approval of a bill to phase in state overtime rules for farmworkers awaits Gov. Jerry Brown's signature. Agricultural workers already receive some overtime pay under California law thanks to a 2002 state directive that entitles them to extra wages if they work more than 10 hours in a day or more than 60 hours in a week. AB 1066 would expand that to bring it more in line with other industries, offering time-and-a-half pay for working more than eight hours in a day or 40 in a week and double pay for working more than 12 hours a day.

The California legislature's approval of a bill to phase in state overtime rules for farmworkers awaits Gov. Jerry Brown's signature. Agricultural workers already receive some overtime pay under California law thanks to a 2002 state directive that entitles them to extra wages if they work more than 10 hours in a day or more than 60 hours in a week. AB 1066 would expand that to bring it more in line with other industries, offering time-and-a-half pay for working more than eight hours in a day or 40 in a week and double pay for working more than 12 hours a day. Hector Amezcua The Sacramento Bee
The California legislature's approval of a bill to phase in state overtime rules for farmworkers awaits Gov. Jerry Brown's signature. Agricultural workers already receive some overtime pay under California law thanks to a 2002 state directive that entitles them to extra wages if they work more than 10 hours in a day or more than 60 hours in a week. AB 1066 would expand that to bring it more in line with other industries, offering time-and-a-half pay for working more than eight hours in a day or 40 in a week and double pay for working more than 12 hours a day. Hector Amezcua The Sacramento Bee
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August 30, 2016 11:48 AM

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