Washington state Sen. Joe Nguyen has just introduced a bill to the Washington Legislature that would cap the work week at 32 hours instead of the current 40-hour work week

Basically I think this guy is my new hero. He wants 32 hours per week to be the norm and workers should be paid time and a half for working more than 32 hours ... hmmm interesting. Do you think it will pass? We'll just have to wait and see.

Senator Joe Nguyen

Senate Bill 6516 reads like this:

AN ACT Relating to reducing the workweek to thirty-two hours 2 unless the employee receives compensation for employment in excess of 3 these hours at a rate not less than one and one-half times their regular rate; and amending RCW 5 BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF WASHINGTON: 6 Sec. 1. RCW 49.46.130 and 2013 c 207 s 1 are each amended to read as follows:7 8 (1) Except as otherwise provided in this section, no employer 9 shall employ any of his or her employees for a workweek longer than 10 ((forty)) thirty-two hours unless such employee receives compensation 11 for his or her employment in excess of the hours above specified at a 12 rate not less than one and one-half times the regular rate at which he or she is employed.13 (2) This section does not apply to:14 15 (a) Any person exempted pursuant to RCW 49.46.010(3). The payment 16 of compensation or provision of compensatory time off in addition to 17 a salary shall not be a factor in determining whether a person is exempted under RCW 49.46.010(3)(c);

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