SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — The state Senate has approved a bill that will require paying overtime to domestic workers, but the mandate will expire in a few years unless renewed by the Legislature.
Senators approved AB241 on a 22-12 vote Wednesday, sending it back to the Assembly for a vote on amendments.
The bill was scaled back from the version originally proposed by Democratic Assemblyman Tom Ammiano of San Francisco.
AB241 now exempts baby-sitters, but it requires that other domestic workers be paid time-and-a-half if they work more than nine hours in a day or 45 hours in a week. That requirement expires on Jan. 1, 2017, unless renewed by the Legislature.
If signed into law, the so-called Domestic Worker Bill of Rights also will create a committee to report on its effects.
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