News & Events: GGU School of Law Celebrates Permanent Overtime Rights for California Domestic Workers

KaelynSeptember Governor Edmund G. Brown, Jr. signed SB 1015, a bill making overtime rights permanent for more than 300,000 nannies and caregivers for seniors and people with disabilities. Golden Gate University School of Law’s Women’s Employment Rights Clinic (WERC) played a key role in that victory, serving as legal counsel to the California Domestic Workers Coalition since 2010 in the Coalition’s effort to extend basic wage and hour protections to domestic workers. 

In 2013, Governor Brown signed AB 241, sponsored by the Coalition, extending for the first time overtime rights to domestic workers; the bill was set to sunset in January 2017. Now, with SB 1015, these overtime rights are a permanent reality. WERC provided technical and legal support to the Coalition on both bills.