BILL NUMBER: AB 1666	ENROLLED
	BILL TEXT

	PASSED THE SENATE  JULY 2, 2008
	PASSED THE ASSEMBLY  JANUARY 29, 2008
	AMENDED IN ASSEMBLY  JANUARY 7, 2008

INTRODUCED BY   Assembly Member Price

                        FEBRUARY 23, 2007

   An act to add Section 226.72 to the Labor Code, relating to
employment.



	LEGISLATIVE COUNSEL'S DIGEST


   AB 1666, Price. Meal and rest periods: stage assistants.
   Existing law authorizes the Industrial Welfare Commission of the
Department of Industrial Relations to adopt orders respecting wages,
hours, and working conditions.
   Existing law also prohibits an employer from requiring an employee
to work during a meal or rest period mandated by the commission. An
employer that requires an employee to work during a meal or rest
period mandated by an order of the commission is required to pay the
employee one hour's pay for each workday that the meal or rest period
is not provided.
   This bill would extend the protections afforded to employees
covered by an order of the commission to stage assistants who are
employed by a city, county, or special district, to the extent not in
conflict with the provisions of a memorandum of understanding
reached between an employer and a recognized employee organization.


THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF CALIFORNIA DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:

  SECTION 1.  Section 226.72 is added to the Labor Code, to read:
   226.72.  (a) Stage assistants employed by any city, county, or
special district, shall not be required by their employer to work
during any meal or rest period required for nonexempt employees by
Section 512 or by an order of the Industrial Welfare Commission.
   (b) If an employer fails to provide an employee a meal or rest
period in accordance with subdivision (a), the employer shall pay the
employee one additional hour of pay at the employee's regular rate
of compensation for each workday that the meal or rest period is not
provided.
   (c) If any provision of this section is in conflict with the
provisions of a memorandum of understanding reached between an
employer and a recognized employee organization, the memorandum of
understanding shall be controlling without further legislative
action.