Brown has signed the Domestic Workers Bill of Rights into law. It requires that employees in private homes receive overtime pay if they work more than nine hours a day or 45 hours a week. The law will expire in three years unless it’s renewed by the legislature.
Brown also signed a measure banning government agencies from shutting down cell phone communications without a judge’s order. The law is a response to a 2011 incident in which Bay Area Rapid Transit police preemptively shut down cell service in an effort to stop protests.
And liquor distilleries have a reason to toast. Brown signed legislation allowing distilleries to charge for tastings. Until now they were only allowed to give liquor samples away for free.