Sep
01
2011

And they wonder why South California wants to secede…

…from the Sacramento regime:

Under AB 889, household “employers” (aka “parents”) who hire a babysitter on a Friday night will be legally obligated to pay at least minimum wage to any sitter over the age of 18 (unless it is a family member), provide a substitute caregiver every two hours to cover rest and meal breaks, in addition to workers’ compensation coverage, overtime pay, and a meticulously calculated timecard/paycheck.

Failure to abide by any of these provisions may result in a legal cause of action against the employer including cumulative penalties, attorneys’ fees, legal costs and expenses associated with hiring expert witnesses, an unprecedented measure of legal recourse provided no other class of workers – from agricultural laborers to garment manufacturers.

Via Vodkapundit (H/T AoSHQ).  I have a suggestion for anybody in California who, upon reading this bit of nonsense – or any of the other six billion reasons why one might decide that California was more trouble than it’s worth – decides to move: voting with your feet is, in fact, a fine old American tradition.  But do whatever red state that you end up moving to a favor, OK?

REMEMBER WHY YOU LEFT CALIFORNIA IN THE FIRST PLACE.

Moe Lane (crosspost)

3 Comments

  • Aruges says:

    I used to live there. Moved after losing my job in Chicago and got a job in the bay area. Stayed through the election in `10 and saw the utter futility of elective politics in the state. The Dems picked up seats for crying out loud! The state Republican party is a mess, the demographic situation is daunting, and the populous just doesn’t seem to grasp how boned they are. Once my CA job fell out from under me, I grabbed the best offer out of state and never looked back. Damn shame too. It’s such a beautiful place and it used to be where the I felt the future was. Now, I fear that it still might be…

  • Patrick Thomas says:

    I still blame Pete Wilson for the situation in California. He did nothing to fill the back bench in the 90’s, and more importantly, he failed in stating a reason why the Republican party is different from the Dems. He leached every bit of goodwill that the brand had and left the party and eventually the state in the catatonic state that it is. When Dukemajian left we had the state senate and were close in the assembly.

  • Cameron says:

    Good point on the last sentence. So many areas get messed up from California migrants because they forgot the reason they are from California.
    And it’s kind of sad that I got a better deal moving from California to Maryland.

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