I can’t say I disagree

Business owner and blogger extraordinaire at Coyote Blog suggests that the latest regulatory ridiculousness coming out of CA is a great idea.


Because it will affect everyone (well, everyone with kids) and not just business owners. Then maybe, just maybe the knee jerk reaction to regulation will be “nyet”, not “yay, that’ll show the bastards”.

What’s the new regulation? Here’s an excerpt:

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.