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.
“Domestic workers are primarily women of color, many of them immigrants, and their work has not been respected in the past,” said Assemblyman Tom Ammiano (D-San Francisco), who wrote the bill. “Now, they will be entitled to overtime, like just about every other California working person.
For the bill's signing, Brown was joined by Ammiano as well as members of the California Domestic Workers Coalition, the advocacy group that sponsored the bill.