And they wonder why South California wants to secede...

…from the Sacramento regime:

Under AB 889, household “employers” (aka “parents”) who hire a babysitter on a Friday night will be legally obligated to pay at least minimum wage to any sitter over the age of 18 (unless it is a family member), provide a substitute caregiver every two hours to cover rest and meal breaks, in addition to workers’ compensation coverage, overtime pay, and a meticulously calculated timecard/paycheck.

Failure to abide by any of these provisions may result in a legal cause of action against the employer including cumulative penalties, attorneys’ fees, legal costs and expenses associated with hiring expert witnesses, an unprecedented measure of legal recourse provided no other class of workers – from agricultural laborers to garment manufacturers.

Via Vodkapundit (H/T AoSHQ).  I have a suggestion for anybody in California who, upon reading this bit of nonsense – or any of the other six billion reasons why one might decide that California was more trouble than it’s worth – decides to move: voting with your feet is, in fact, a fine old American tradition.  But do whatever red state that you end up moving to a favor, OK?


Moe Lane (crosspost)