California’s Overtime Law for Agricultural Workers: What Happened to Worker Hours and Pay?
Hill, Alexandra E.
California’s new overtime law for agricultural workers went into effect in 2019. In the two years following this, I find that the law led to decreases in weekly working hours and earnings for California crop workers. These losses are consistent with employers restricting hours to avoid paying the higher overtime rates.
Farmworker wages, employment policy, federal exemptions, fair labor standards act
Hill, Alexandra E. 2023. "California’s Overtime Law for Agricultural Workers: What Happened to Worker Hours and Pay?" ARE Update 27(1): 1–4. University of California Giannini Foundation of Agricultural Economics.