Referred to Committee
June 8, 2009
June 8, 2009(Key vote)
Title: Amending Labor Laws for Farm Workers
Vote Smart's Synopsis:
A vote to pass a bill that gives more rights to farmworkers, including 24 hours of rest per week, overtime pay, and workers' compensation benefits.
-Requires farm laborers receive at least twenty-four consecutive hours of rest every week (Sec. 3).
-Prohibits requiring employees to work more than eight hours a day. If overtime work is performed, a farm laborer must be paid time-and-a-half for every hour of overtime (Sec. 7).
-Establishes that farm laborers are entitled to receive workers' compensation, and requires employees to report on-the-job injuries (Sec. 11, 13).
-Requires that signs regarding compensation be posted in both English and Spanish (Sec. 12).