The popular book “The 4-hour week” gives tips on how to make more money with less work. Now, California Democrats are taking a page out of the book by proposing mandating a four-day workweek that would oblige companies to pay employees the same wage for less work. From a labor economics perspective, it’s about paying people not to work and expecting more people to work.
A bill going through the legislature would shorten the normal workweek in California from 40 hours to 32 hours for companies with more than 500 employees. Workers who work more than 32 hours a week would have to be paid an hour and a half. And understand this: Employers would be banned from lowering workers’ current wage rate so that they would get paid the same wage for 20% less work.
https://www.wsj.com/articles/californias-french-work-week-32-hours-democrats-progressives-11650055613 California’s French Four Day Work Week – WSJ