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Oregon Legislature passes bill mandating overtime pay for farmworkers

Senate President Peter Courtney, D-Salem, said legislators should closely monitor how the new overtime requirement unfolds. (Ron Cooper/Oregon Capital Chronicle)

Oregon is headed towards becoming the eighth state to mandate overtime pay for farmworkers.

The pay bill passed its final legislative hurdle on Thursday and heads to Gov. Kate Brown, who appears ready to sign the new requirement into law. That means . . .

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