The agriculture industry opposes the bill, which passed an Assembly committee Wedneday.
Brian White of Western United Dairymen says workers will receive fewer hours instead of overtime pay.
"We think this bill will hurt our workers, 50 percent which have already left the state due to excessive labor and economic challenges, including the price of milk, which we don't control," White said. "So, if this bill were to pass, we cannot pass that on to our consumers."
Democratic Assemblywoman Lorena Gonzalez authored the bill.
"When my father came to this country, would he have worked 20 hours a day if you let him? Yes. Would he have worked for less than the minimum wage? Yes, he would," Gonzalez said. "But we are a state that's decided there are regulations to keep workers safe."
The bill next moves to the Assembly Appropriations Committee.
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