I find it harder and harder to be surprised by this kind of thing anymore (h/t Hotair):
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.
This nonsense is precisely the kind of stuff that I would make an insane joke about with a flair of "like that would ever happen." Is there nothing that California won't regulate? To ask the question is to imply the answer. What I'm wondering is if I'm entitled to benefits from the neighbors whose lawn I used to mow when I was in high school. Then again, I probably shouldn't give these guys any more ideas.
Update: As I have now learned, the bill does not regulate the hiring of babysitters who are still minors, a practice that is not uncommon where I grew up. Nevertheless, the potential for overreach is great.