HR Management & Compliance

News Notes: Wilson Kills Measure To Reinstate Daily Overtime

Governor Wilson has vetoed a bill that would have reinstated overtime for private sector, non-union employees working more than eight hours in a day. The veto moves California one step closer to joining the federal government and most other states in requiring time and a half only after 40 hours in a week, although legal challenges are still pending. The new overtime rules, set to take effect January 1, 1998, also eliminate double-time pay after 12 hours in a day. You should have already received a new wage-and-hour poster from the state, which must be displayed by the first of the year. The revised rules won’t apply to public employees, workers covered by collective bargaining agreements and workers in certain industries and occupations.