Legislators propose new labor laws

The California Chamber of Commerce and small business lobbying groups are sponsoring flexible hours legislation.
The California Chamber of Commerce and small business lobbying groups are sponsoring flexible hours legislation.

The bill by Republican Assemblyman John Benoit would allow businesses with 25 or fewer employees, not covered by collective bargaining, to offer four ten hour days per week or other schedule agreeable to both.

Assemblyman John Benoit said, "Anything over eight hours, on any given day in California and three other states, is mandatory overtime. This would allow flexibility for small businesses to go to ten hours without overtime."

Another bill by Assemblywoman Fiona Ma would require companies with more than 10 employees to provide 9 paid sick days per year.

Those with 10 or fewer workers to grant five paid sick days per year.

The cities of San Francisco and Washington D.C. have similar ordinances.

Business groups that favor flexible hours oppose mandated paid sick days.
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