Written by Gordon Webster, Jr.
A true job creator bill recently died in an Assembly committee in Sacramento — another example of how California lawmakers are pursuing an anti-business agenda.
AB 2482 would give employees flexibility in requesting an alternative workweek schedule that wouldn’t require the employers to pay daily overtime after eight hours of work.
California is one of three states requiring overtime after 8 hours of daily work and 40 hours of weekly work, according to the California Chamber of Commerce. The other two states that impose daily overtime rules allow the employer and employee to waive the daily overtime agreement.
No such easy alternative is available in California without exposing employers to legal liability.
On a party line vote, the bill failed to pass the Assembly Labor and Employment Committee this week.
Even measures that can benefit the employee just as much as the employer don’t fly in California these days.
That combined with exorbitant hard costs are causing businesses to fly out of California.