Bloomberg Law
March 16, 2023, 6:09 PM

California Bill On Flight Attendant Rest Breaks Heads to Newsom

Tiffany Stecker
Tiffany Stecker

California airline cabin crews would be able to negotiate with their employers on taking rest breaks while on duty under a measure cleared Thursday by the state legislature.

The bill (S.B. 41), which the state Assembly passed on a 71-0 vote, settles a longstanding legal disagreement over compensating crew employees in flight. It would exempt certain cabin crew members from the state’s meal and rest break requirements if they have a collective bargaining agreement with their employer. The bill passed the state Senate on Feb. 27 by a 37-0 vote.

The measure will take effect immediately after Gov. ...