SACRAMENTO, Calif., Sept 12- California will become the first U.S. state to require farmers to pay overtime to field workers and fruit pickers under a bill signed on Monday by Democratic Governor Jerry Brown. Barring similar actions by other states before California's law kicks in, the most populous U.S. state is set to become the first to require overtime for farm...
SACRAMENTO, Calif., Sept 12- California will become the first U.S. state to require farmers to pay overtime to field workers and fruit pickers under a bill signed on Monday by Democratic Governor Jerry Brown. The bill would phase in overtime pay for farmworkers from 2019 to 2022. In an industry where a work week during the harvest season can be as long as 60 hours, the...
It also includes four members who were born and raised in Puerto Rico. Biggs, who served in the administration of former Republican President George W. Bush, is a resident scholar at the American Enterprise Institute, where he focuses on retirement issues. Biggs has written extensively about Social Security and the weak state of public and private pension...
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