Washington State Senator Proposes a Bill for a 32-Hour Work Week
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.
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 188.8.131.52 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);