UPDATE: California Assembly Passes Bill Expanding Overtime Protection For Farmworkers – Decision Now Up To Governor
UPDATE: California Assembly Passes Bill Expanding Overtime Protection ForFarmworkers –Decision Now Up To Governor
By: Gregory Blueford
Last week, the California Assembly sent Governor Jerry Brown a bill which would expand overtime rules for farmworkers. You can read our previous E-Blast here.
A new website has been launched in an attempt to sway the Governor from signing the bill. VetoAB1066.org allows growers, farm labor contractors and/or vineyard managers to quickly calculate the damage that this bill will have on labor costs over the next six years. Simply enter in your company’s 1) labor cost as percentage of sales; and 2) average hours per week of your harvesting employees and voila! You will now see the shocking and destructive increase in costs this bill will have on your business and the agriculture industry as a whole.
Most importantly, VetoAB1066.org provides a forum for employers to describe the operational changes they will make due to the raise in cost the calculator shows and to send a message directly to Governor Brown with their concerns about AB 1066.
COUNSEL TO MANAGEMENT
It is the upmost importance that all agricultural employers take all measures to ensure that this bill is ultimately vetoed. It starts here and now, by learning about the direct impact it will have on your business and by sending a message to the Governor urging him to veto this bill. Visit VetoAB1066.org today and contact The Saqui Law Group with any questions regarding AB 1066.