Posted by on September 10, 2021 2:01 am
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Senate Bill Requiring Apparel Factories Pay Hourly Wage Passes the Assembly

A Senate bill requiring all apparel factories in California to pay an hourly wage to their workers passed the Assembly with 42 votes on Wednesday afternoon. Due to the vicious price competition, California’s garment industry is rife in violating the minimum wage law, overtime law, and health and safety standards. The Garment Worker Protection Act, also known as SB 62, will ban garment manufacturers from paying garment workers by the piece or unit, and guarantee manufacturers and contractors share joint liability for the full amount of unpaid wages, damage, penalties as well as compensations. If sign into law, SB 62 will ban the long-standing piece rate system in California which often prevents garment workers from earning minimum wage. SB 62 was introduced by Sen. Maria Elena Durazo (D-Los Angeles) to avoid wage theft and to hold fashion brand manufacturers accountable for their labor practices. These provisions will be enforced by giving …

Originally appeared on The Epoch Times

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