The proposal to cut the working week for California employees has apparently been postponed.

The California State Assembly’s Labor and Employment Committee refused to propose Bill 2932 to the Assembly, According to Wall Street Journalwhich does not allow it to move forward during the current legislative session.

However, the California bill may return at some point. Assembly member Evan Lowe (D-Dist. 28), one of the lawmakers who is pushing for the idea, said he would now consult with stakeholders on the changes to improve the bill’s chances in the future.

The bill, introduced last month by Low and member of parliament Christina Garcia (D-Dist. 58), aims to amend existing legislation in the state and reduce the typical work week from 40 hours to 32 hours.

According to the proposals, employers had to pay employees the same amount for 32 hours as for 40. This would allow staff to work the equivalent of four eight-hour days instead of five.

The change will apply to companies with more than 500 employees, with certain exceptions, including a collective bargaining agreement with a trade union.

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