SACRAMENTO -- A measure to make housekeepers, private healthcare aides and other domestic workers eligible for overtime pay cleared the Legislature on Thursday.
The measure, known as the Domestic Workers Bill of Rights, won final approval in the Assembly on a 48-25 vote. It now heads to the Gov. Jerry Brown's desk.
Brown vetoed a similar bill by Assemblyman Tom Ammiano (D-San Francisco) last year.
This year's version, also by Ammiano, would make domestic workers eligible for overtime if they work more than nine hours a day or 45 hours a week. Provisions to require meal breaks and rest periods for domestic workers were dropped from the bill.
"Domestic workers provide crucial and backbreaking care for the healthcare and well-being of our children and vulnerable seniors living with disabilities, yet they lack basic labor protections that any worker is afforded under state law and federal law," said Assemblyman Roger Hernandez (D-West Covina).