Governor Brown of California signed SB435 into law effective next year. It states that workers exposed to extreme heat must be granted cool-down periods during the work day. If the employer does not provide such a cool-down period, they must pay the employee for an additional hour of work for each day the rest period is not provided.
We are still awaiting the regulations surrounding this law. Questions that arise include the definition of “extreme heat” and how the employer is to document that the employees took a cool-down rest period.
HR Mobile services will continue to monitor this new law and provide advise to our customers on how to best protect themselves. We invite your questions and comments on this legislation.