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Brown signs fix for 12-hour hospital shifts
Sacramento Business Journal

Gov. Jerry Brown preserved the tradition of 12-hour hospital shifts for health-care workers with the stoke of his pen.

Brown quietly signed Senate Bill 327 by Democratic Sen. Ed Hernandez from Azusa on Oct. 5. The bill confirms a long-standing agreement between organized labor and hospitals over meal periods when employees work long shifts. A February 2015 decision by the California Court of Appeals invalidated a state wage order that governs meal periods for the health-care industry.

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