Calif. Assembly Passes Farm Worker Litigation Bill

Law360, San Diego (June 1, 2012, 10:15 PM EDT) -- A measure that would let California farm workers sue an employer that fails to make water and shade accessible during their shifts cleared the state Assembly on Thursday, but critics claim the measure's heat safety rules are too burdensome and its potential penalties against employers too severe.

The Assembly voted 41-28 to approve A.B. 2346, carried by Assemblywoman Betsy Butler, D-Marina del Rey, that seeks to create a private right of action so that farm workers can hold employers liable for failing to provide water within...
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