AB 3196

  • California Assembly Bill
  • 2019-2020 Regular Session
  • Introduced in Assembly Feb 21, 2020
  • Assembly
  • Senate
  • Governor

Small business regulation: COVID-19 pandemic: employment: work hours: compensation.


Existing employment law, with certain exceptions, establishes 8 hours as a day's work and a 40-hour workweek, and requires payment of prescribed overtime compensation for additional hours worked. Existing law authorizes the adoption by 23 of employees in a work unit of alternative workweek schedules providing for workdays no longer than 10 hours within a 40-hour workweek. This bill would permit an individual nonexempt employee to work an employee-selected flexible work schedule, without any obligation on the part of the employer to pay an overtime rate of compensation, if the employee requests this schedule and the employer approves the request. The bill would not apply to employees covered by a valid collective bargaining agreement or public employees. Existing law, the Administrative Procedure Act, governs, among other things, the procedure for the adoption, amendment, or repeal of regulations by state agencies and for the review of those regulatory actions by the Office of Administrative Law. Existing law requires a state agency proposing to adopt, amend, or repeal specific administrative regulations to assess the potential for adverse economic impact on California business enterprises and individuals. This bill would require the head of each state agency to conduct a review of the regulations the state agency has adopted to identify which regulations impose the greatest costs and barriers to small businesses in this state by April 1, 2021. The bill would authorize the head of the state agency, based on the findings of a review pursuant to the bill, to temporarily suspend any identified regulation, to the extent consistent with statute, until small businesses recover from the economic impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic. The bill would require a state agency to notify the office of suspended regulations and to post suspended regulations on the agency's internet website.

Bill Sponsors (1)


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May 12, 2020


Re-referred to Com. on H. & C.D.

  • Referral-Committee
Com. on H. & C.D.

May 11, 2020


From committee chair, with author's amendments: Amend, and re-refer to Com. on H. & C.D. Read second time and amended.

Mar 09, 2020


Referred to Coms. on H. & C.D. and HUM. S.

  • Referral-Committee
Coms. on H. & C.D. and HUM. S.

Feb 24, 2020


Read first time.

Feb 22, 2020


From printer. May be heard in committee March 23.

Feb 21, 2020


Introduced. To print.

Bill Text

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02/21/20 - Introduced PDF
05/11/20 - Amended Assembly PDF

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