Calif. Gov. Rejects Bill To Expand Domestic Worker Rights

Law360, San Diego (October 1, 2012, 6:13 PM EDT) -- Gov. Jerry Brown on Sunday vetoed a controversial bill seeking to extend labor protections to nannies and other domestic workers in California, calling the measure a “noble endeavor,” but one that raised too many unanswered questions.

Despite rallies by labor and community groups in favor of the legislation, the governor sided with California business groups and rejected A.B. 889, which would have directed the California Department of Industrial Relations to craft rules for providing overtime wages, meal and rest breaks, uninterrupted sleep periods and other rights...
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