Assembly Passes Double-Pay Holiday Bill

Jan 28 2016 - Holiday Pay - HRWatchdog

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The California Assembly yesterday passed a California Chamber of Commerce-opposed bill that requires double the “regular rate” of pay for work on Thanksgiving.

AB 67 (Gonzalez; D-San Diego) passed the Assembly 43-32. The bill unfairly targets two classifications of employers, increases their costs, and creates a competitive disadvantage by forcing employers to recognize Thanksgiving as a “family holiday” and compensate all employees with double the regular rate of pay for work performed on that day.

A previous version of the bill failed to pass the Assembly last year. The bill now heads to the Senate for policy committee hearings.

CalChamber remains opposed to the amended version of AB 67.

For more information, visit CalChamber’s Top Story page.

Staff Contact: Jennifer Barrera

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