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Proposed agriculture overtime bill would hurt all sides


April 8, 2021

OLYMPIA–What started out as an effort to prevent lawsuits over retroactive overtime pay for farmworkers has turned into a policy that would hurt both farmers and farmworkers, alike.

Senate Bill 5172, the agriculture overtime bill, is an unusual piece of legislation. It will either help protect employers from retroactive overtime or be disastrous to the agriculture industry. How could one bill...

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