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                                 THIRD READING


          Bill No:  AB 1313
          Author:   Allen (D)
          Amended:  9/2/11 in Senate
          Vote:     21

           
           PRIOR VOTES NOT RELEVANT
           

           SUBJECT  :    Overtime wages:  agricultural workers

           SOURCE :     Author


           DIGEST  :    This bill removes the exemption for agricultural 
          employees and creates a state-mandated local program by 
          including agricultural employees as a class of employees 
          protected by criminal penalties under existing law.

           Senate Floor amendments of  9/2/11 delete the requirement 
          that the Agricultural Labor Relations Board post 
          information on open cases being investigated by the Board 
          and insert language to apply overtime law and meal period 
          requirements to agricultural workers.

           ANALYSIS  :    Existing law sets wage and hour requirements 
          for employees and requires an employer to pay overtime 
          wages as specified to an employee who works in excess of a 
          workday or workweek, as defined, and imposes criminal 
          penalties for the violation of these requirements.  
          Existing law exempts agricultural employees from these 
          requirements.







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          This bill removes the exemption for agricultural employees 
          and creates a state-mandated local program by including 
          agricultural employees as a class of employees protected by 
          criminal penalties under existing law.

           FISCAL EFFECT  :    Appropriation:  No   Fiscal Com.:  Yes   
          Local:  Yes


          PQ:do  9/6/11   Senate Floor Analyses 

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