California Lawmaker Pushes for 4-Day Work Week

California legislators are considering a proposed law that would cut the standard workweek down to four days!

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The bill, introduced by Congressman Mark Takano, calls for reducing the workweek from 40 hours to just 32. And although 40-hour workweeks wouldn't be illegal, employers would have to pay overtime to employees who work more than 32 hours a week, Takano says.

"What I'm really aiming for is a new norm, where people actually have a livable wage with fewer days of the week that they have to use to earn it," he explains.

But the idea isn't a new one... Japan and Iceland have already adopted the shortened work week, while Spain and Scotland are currently considering making the change as well.

Check out more details on ABC 7.

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