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Gov. Brown signs bill making domestic workers eligible for overtime

September 26, 2013|By Melanie Mason
  • Domestic workers and community leaders from California and across the country rallied in downtown Los Angeles in March in support of AB 241, which extends eligibility for overtime pay to domestic workers. Gov. Jerry Brown signed the measure Thursday.
Domestic workers and community leaders from California and across the… (Gary Friedman / Los Angeles…)

SACRAMENTO -- Gov. Jerry Brown signed into law Thursday a bill that would make nannies, private healthcare aides and other domestic workers in California eligible for overtime pay.

Under the measure, known as the Domestic Workers Bill of Rights, workers would qualify for overtime pay if they work more than nine hours a day or 45 hours a week.

"I still have tears thinking about the feeling of being in the room just a few moments ago," said Maria Distancia, a coalition member.

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