Brown Signs Bill To Keep 12-Hour Hospital Worker Shifts
Gov. Jerry Brown (D) has signed into law a bill (SB 327) that would preserve 12-hour hospital shifts by allowing workers to waive their second meal period. The bill, which was backed by the United Nurses Association of California/Union of Health Care Professions, was prompted by a February 2015 state appeals court decision that invalidated a state wage that requires workers to take a second meal if they work more than 12 hours.
- "Brown Signs Bill To Protect 12-Hour Hospital Shifts" (Robertson, Sacramento Business Journal, 10/14).