Labor Committee Passes Double Holiday Pay Act
The Assembly Labor and Employment Committee last week passed Assembly Member Lorena Gonzalez’s AB 67, dubbed the “Double Pay on the Holiday Act of 2015.” The bill:
- Defines “family holiday” to mean either December 25 or the fourth Thursday of November each year.
- Provides that any work performed on a family holiday shall be compensated at no less than twice the employee’s regular rate of pay.
- Provides that “employee” does not include an employee covered by a valid collective bargaining agreement if the agreement expressly provides for the wages, hours of work, and working conditions of employees, and expressly provides for paid sick days or a paid leave or paid time off policy that permits the use of sick days for those employees, final and binding arbitration of disputes concerning the application of its holiday premium pay provisions, premium wage rates for all overtime hours worked, and regular hourly rate of pay of not less than 30 percent more than the state minimum wage.
CSAC is interested in feedback from counties on how this would affect their workforce. Please contact Faith Conley with your feedback and concerns.