Calif. Domestic Worker Bill Could Trigger New Round Of Suits

Law360, San Diego (September 17, 2012, 7:50 PM EDT) -- A California business group is pushing for the governor to veto a bill that seeks to extend labor protections to nannies and other domestic workers, a measure that employment lawyers say has the potential to open up a new wave of wage-and-hour suits against private households.

The California Chamber of Commerce said Friday it is rallying businesses to urge Gov. Jerry Brown to reject A.B. 889, which directs the California Department of Industrial Relations to craft rules for providing overtime wages, meal and rest breaks, uninterrupted...
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