S 4480

  • Senate Bill
  • 117th Congress
  • Introduced in Senate Jun 23, 2022
  • Senate
  • House
  • Governor

Fairness for Farm Workers Act

Abstract

Fairness for Farm Workers Act

This bill extends overtime pay protections to agricultural workers.

The bill requires employers, beginning in 2023, to compensate agricultural workers for hours worked in excess of their regular hours (i.e., 55 hours in 2023, 50 hours in 2024, 45 hours in 2025, and 40 hours in 2026) at not less than one and one-half times the employee's regular rate. For employers with 25 or fewer employees, the overtime pay requirements begin in 2026. These overtime pay requirements do not apply, as under current law, to employees who are the parent, spouse, child, or other member of the employer's immediate family.

The bill also repeals the exemption from overtime pay requirements for employers in various agriculture-related industries, including certain small farms, irrigation projects, sugar processing, and cotton ginning and compressing.

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Jun 23, 2022

Senate

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions. (Sponsor introductory remarks on measure. CR S3163-3164)

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Introduced in Senate

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