California Lawmakers Suspend Four-day Workweek Proposal

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California lawmakers have suspended plans to reduce the standard workweek from 40 to 32 hours in larger companies.

The law was put on hold after the California State Assembly’s Labor and Employment Committee refused to advance Assembly Bill 2932.

The proposal was tabled by Low and Assembly Member Cristina Garcia last month.

Workers spend 40 hours a week, spread over five days a week. The bill requires employers to pay workers the same amount for 32 hours as for 40 hours, which will allow workers to work four days instead of five.

The amendment applies only to companies with more than 500 employees, with only a few exceptions, including a collective agreement with a union.

Although the bill may eventually come back, some adjustments need to be made. Assemblyman Evan Low, one of the bill’s proponents, said he would consult with stakeholders on how to improve the bill, which could give the bill a chance to become law when it returns.

The sources for this piece include an article in ComputerWorld.

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