Governor Brown signed Assembly Bill 1066 into law on September 12, 2016. The bill, which was sponsored by the United Farm Workers of America and authored by Assemblywoman Lorena Gonzalez from San Diego, will phase in new overtime provisions for farmworkers in California. The bill’s passage is of great importance to farmworkers whose overtime protections are substandard compared to workers from other industries. Under current law, farmworkers are paid overtime if they work over 10 hours a day or 60 hours a week. AB 1066 lowers the 10 hour day requirement for overtime until it reaches 8 hours, which is standard in most other industries. AB 1066 will phase in the standard 40 hour workweek instead of 60 hours. By January 1, 2022, AB 1066 will also require double time for farmworkers who work over 12 hours in a day. The overtime transition will begin in 2019. However, smaller farms with 25 or fewer employees will have an additional 3 years to comply. The Department of Industrial Relations is tasked with updating Wage Order 14-2001 so that it is consistent with the new law. The text of AB 1066 can be found here. You can also read more about AB 1066 in this article from the LA Times.