Employees will only have to work 32-hour workweeks if new Washington Senate bill passes


OLYMPIA, Wash. — A new bill aims to limit workweeks to just 32 hours.

Senate Bill 6516 was introduced by Senators Joe Nguyen, Derek Stanford and Rebecca Saldaña.

Under this new bill, employees that work more than 32 hours per week will receive overtime pay – no less than time-and-a-half pay for every hour.

The 32-hour limit will not apply in certain cases, mainly regarding employees seeking compensatory time off in addition to a salary or in exchange of overtime pay, and certain employees – including farmers, truck and bus drivers, seasonal employees, and certain contract workers.