California’s Historic Law on Overtime Pay for Farmworkers Goes into Effect

Farmworkers in California can now receive extra pay for time worked beyond eight hours per day or 40 hours per week. The law, which began to be phased in three years ago, went into full effect on Jan. 1 for any employer with at least 26 employees on the payroll. From Fresno, in the agricultural heartlands of California’s Central Valley, Madi Bolaños shares reactions in the fields to the historic labor law. Bolaños is a reporter for KVPR Public Radio and part of the Central Valley News Collaborative.

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