A bill that would require agricultural employers to pay workers for overtime after eight hours worked sits on California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger's desk awaiting his signature.

Beginning in 1941, California ag employers have not been required to pay time-and-a-half overtime.

That measure was modified in 1976 to require ag employers to pay overtime after 10 hours on the job or for all work on the seventh day if a worker had worked six straight days of 10 hours or more.

If the governor signs the bill, it would place farm workers under the same overtime standards as other workers in California.

Read more about it in the Los Angeles Times.