Farmworkers Overtime Pay Expanded, Historic California Legislation

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Farmworkers are often part of guest worker programs.

California farmworkers get expanded overtime pay.

From the Los Angeles Times — With little fanfare, California Gov. Jerry Brown on Monday signed historic legislation that would expand overtime pay for California farmworkers.

Assembly Bill 1066, authored by Assemblywoman Lorena S. Gonzalez (D-San Diego), calls for a phase-in of new overtime rules over four years beginning in 2019.

It would lower the current 10-hour-day threshold for overtime by half an hour each year until it reaches the standard eight-hour day by 2022. It also would phase in a 40-hour standard workweek for the first time. The governor would be able to suspend any part of the process for a year depending on economic conditions.

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