SACRAMENTO (CBS / AP) – The California Senate is advancing legislation that would give employees of large companies double-time pay for working on Thanksgiving.
The proposal approved Monday comes as stores have begun opening earlier and earlier to accommodate shoppers ahead of Black Friday.READ MORE: Rising Sea Level Threatens Stinson Beach Neighborhoods
Lawmakers rejected the bill last year when it applied more broadly. It narrowly cleared the Assembly in January after Democratic Assemblywoman Lorena Gonzalez of San Diego agreed to restrict the mandate to large retail businesses with more than 500 employees in California.READ MORE: Kaiser Employees Win $11.5 Million Class-Action, Race-Discrimination Lawsuit
The Senate approved it in a 22-14 vote. AB67 returns to the Assembly, which must agree to changes made in the Senate.MORE NEWS: Bay Area Teams Ready to Welcome Fans But Impact of Fake Vaccination Cards Is Unknown
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