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AGRICULTURE WORKERS NO LONGER EXEMPT

On September 12, 2016, the California senate passed a bill (A.B. 1066) that will eliminate the meal and rest break exemptions for agricultural work, as well as phase in overtime compensation requirements. The schedule for employers is as follows:

Schedule for employers with 25+ employees:

Jan 2019: Time and one-half for hours work in excess of 9.5 hrs/day and/or 55 hours/week

Jan 2020: Time and one-half for hours work in excess of 9 hrs/day and/or 50 hours/week

Jan 2021: Time and one-half for hours work in excess of 8.5 hrs/day and/or 45 hours/week

January 2022: Time and one-half for hours work in excess of 8 hrs/day and/or 40 hours/week

Schedule for employers with less than 25 employees:

Jan 2022: Time and one-half for hours work in excess of 9.5 hrs/day and/or 55 hours/week

Jan 2023: Time and one-half for hours work in excess of 9 hrs/day and/or 50 hours/week

Jan 2024: Time and one-half for hours work in excess of 8.5 hrs/day and/or 45 hours/week

Jan 2025: Time and one-half for hours work in excess of 8 hrs/day and/or 40 hours/week

If you have any questions about your obligations as an employer, please contact us at info@mitzelgroup.com or reach out to your Mitzel Group, LLP attorney directly.