as amended, Gonzalez. Double Pay on the Holiday Act of
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Existing law provides that 8 hours of labor constitutes a day’s work. Under existing law, any work in excess of 8 hours in one workday and any work in excess of 40 hours in any one workweek, and the first 8 hours worked on the 7th day of work in any one workweek, is required to be compensated at the rate of no less than 11⁄2 times the regular rate of pay for an employee. Existing law also provides that hours worked in excess of 12 hours in one day as well as hours worked in excess of 8 hours on any 7th day of work are to be compensated at the rate of no less than twice the regular rate of pay of an employee. A violation of these overtime wage provisions constitutes a crime.
This bill would enact the Double Pay on the Holiday Act of
begin delete 2015end delete that would require an employer to pay at least 2 times the regular rate of pay to an begin delete employee,end delete except employees in specified categories, for work on a family holiday, as defined.
Because this bill would expand the definition of a crime, it would impose a state-mandated local program.
The California Constitution requires the state to reimburse local agencies and school districts for certain costs mandated by the state. Statutory provisions establish procedures for making that reimbursement.
This bill would provide that no reimbursement is required by this act for a specified reason.
Vote: majority. Appropriation: no. Fiscal committee: yes. State-mandated local program: yes.
The people of the State of California do enact as follows:
Section 511.5 is added to the Labor Code, to
(a) This section shall be known, and may be cited, as
4the Double Pay on the Holiday Act of
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5(b) Any work on a family holiday shall be
7compensated by the employer at no less than twice the employee’s
8regular rate of pay.
9(c) The provisions of this section are in addition to and
10independent of any other rights, remedies, or procedures available
11under any other law to an aggrieved employee.
12(d) As used in this section:
13(1) “Employee” does not include the following:
14(A) An employee covered by a valid collective bargaining
15agreement if the agreement expressly provides for the wages, hours
16of work, and working conditions of employees, and expressly
17provides for holiday premium pay for those employees, premium
18wage rates for all overtime hours worked, and regular hourly
19rate of pay of not less than 30 percent more than the state minimum
21(B) An employee who is exempt from the payment of an
22overtime rate of compensation for executive, administrative, and
23professional employees pursuant to wage orders issued by the
24Industrial Welfare Commission described in Section 515.
25(C) An employee who is employed by an employer who employs
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P3 1(D) An employee who is employed as a first responder or
3(2) “Employer” means any person employing another under
4any arrangement or contract of hire and includes the state, political
5subdivisions of the state, and municipalities.
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22 “Family holiday” means the fourth Thursday of November
23of each year.
No reimbursement is required by this act pursuant to
25Section 6 of Article XIII B of the California Constitution because
26the only costs that may be incurred by a local agency or school
27district will be incurred because this act creates a new crime or
28infraction, eliminates a crime or infraction, or changes the penalty
29for a crime or infraction, within the meaning of Section 17556 of
30the Government Code, or changes the definition of a crime within
31the meaning of Section 6 of Article XIII B of the California