California farmers are known for being some of the largest exporters of produce in the nation and now state lawmakers have passed an overtime pay bill to ensure these farmers are paid in accordance to their grueling labor. The overtime bill, if passed by the governor, would make California the first state to require the agricultural industry to meet Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) standards already adhered to by most other industries. The new overtime law, which passed by a 44-32 vote, would take action in 2019 by gradually expanding overtime pay to all of California’s estimated 825,000 farm laborers. ... Read More
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