Earlier this month, SB112 was approved by the California Senate. The bill has now been passed by the Assembly’s Labor and Employment committee and moves to the Assembly floor.
Bill SB112 would repeal the exemption of farm workers from California’s 69-year-old law requiring payment of overtime after eight hours of work.
According to a report by the Capital Press, sponsors of the bill believe it would help secure a stable workforce because it would make California the only state guaranteeing overtime and meal breaks for farm employees.
The bill could have a catastrophic impact to the dairy industry as labor costs would go up considerably.
Western United Dairymen is part of a coalition opposing the bill.
Source: Capital Press
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