California could become the first state in the U.S. to have a mandated four-day workweek after the state legislators introduced a bill that would shorten the current workweek from 40 hours to 32.
The proposal, Assembly Bill 2932, would require any employer with more than 500 workers to shorten required hours and mandate overtime pay for any hours worked over 32. Currently, the federally recognized workweek is 40 hours, with overtime earned for hours worked in excess of 40. Introduced by Los Angeles County Representative Cristina Garcia, the legislation also states that employers may not decrease workers’ pay rates in response to the shortened workweek.
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