Bill Pushes Minimum Wage Paid Labor for Allied Health Professionals in Training


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The bill, AB 387, would cover an estimated 50,000 people training for jobs such as respiratory therapists, vocational nurses, dietitians and pharmacy technicians. The legislation, authored by state Assemblyman Tony Thurmond (D-Richmond) and sponsored by the powerful SEIU-United Healthcare Workers West union, would broaden the definition of “employer” to include hospitals and clinics that are supervising trainees in the allied health professions.

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