California Gov. Jerry Brown has signed a bill intended to give new protections to female janitors against sexual predators at their workplaces.
The measure was inspired by last year's PBS Frontline documentary "Rape on the Night Shift."
It requires companies that employ janitors to register and receive licenses from the state. It also requires sexual harassment and violence prevention training for janitorial workers.
The bill faced early business and industry opposition, but by the time it passed, those groups had all switched to neutral.
Although the governor's signature was widely expected, several janitors fasted this week at the state Capitol urging Brown to approve the measure.