Following a hearing held last week, a Fresno Superior Court has denied a motion to issue a preliminary injunction against the ‘safe harbor’ provisions of the piece-rate legislation signed into law in 2015. The Nisei Farmers League filed a complaint alleging the statute is unconstitutionally vague, among other grounds.

The court determined the plaintiff did not meet its burden of showing a likelihood of prevailing on the underlying constitutional challenge. In its ruling, the court said:

With state legislators preparing to return to work in Sacramento on August 1, Western Growers urges members to schedule meetings with their state senator and assembly member to register their strong opposition to AB 1066, the California ag overtime bill. This bill is scheduled to be heard in the Senate Appropriations Committee on August 1st.    

AB 1066 would repeal the 10-hour/day and 60-hour/week overtime threshold directly threatening the livelihood of farmworkers as it would compel farmers to reduce available work hours and could even threaten jobs.

Jeff Janas

With state legislators preparing to return to work in Sacramento on August 1, Western Growers urges members to schedule meetings with their state senator and assembly member to register their strong opposition to AB 1066, the California ag overtime bill. This bill is scheduled to be heard in the Senate Appropriations Committee on August 1st.    

AB 1066 would repeal the 10-hour/day and 60-hour/week overtime threshold directly threatening the livelihood of farmworkers as it would compel farmers to reduce available work hours and could even threaten jobs.

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