Calif. Governor Signs Domestic Workers' Bill of Rights

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Gov. Jerry Brown on Thursday signed into law the California Domestic Workers' Bill of Rights, granting workplace protections to some domestic workers in the state. Assembly Bill 241, authored by San Francisco Assemblymember Tom Ammiano, ensures overtime pay to domestic workers, such as live-in nannies and health care workers, who work more than nine hours a day or 45 hours a week. The bill was amended to exclude protections for meal and rest breaks, exclude babysitters from overtime requirements and include a three-year sunset provision. Brown vetoed a more expansive version of the bill last year.