Ag Overtime Bill Concerns Farmers

A bill in the Oregon House would require employers to pay farmworkers in Oregon overtime if they work more than 40 hours per week.  That has some in the agriculture industry concerned.  Oregon 26th District State Senator Chuck Thomsen testified on the bill in a House committee, and the Upper Hood River Valley orchardist thinks the bill would actually hurt many of his workers.  He uses harvest work as an example, when many workers are trying to work as much as they can and move on to other orchards to continue to pick.  Proponents say farmworkers should be afforded the same overtime pay provisions as other workers.

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