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brownnga.jpgGov. Jerry Brown signed legislation today giving some domestic workers, including in-home nannies and health care workers, overtime pay for working more than nine hours a day or 45 hours in a week.

Assembly Bill 241, a diluted version of San Francisco Assemblyman Tom Ammiano's so-called "Domestic Worker Bill of Rights, was amended before passage to exclude meal and rest break provisions, to exempt occasional babysitters from overtime requirements and to include a three-year sunset provision.

The Democratic governor vetoed a broader version of the bill last year.

The narrower legislation overlaps with a federal ruling last week to provide minimum wage and overtime to home health care workers. Brown's action is significant primarily to in-home child care workers, who are not included in the federal rule.

Brown announced the bill signing on Twitter:


PHOTO: Gov. Jerry Brown at a meeting of the National Governors Association in Washington on Feb. 24, 2013. AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta


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