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Patricia Mendoza says she was happy when she first heard that farmworkers would be eligible for overtime. She didn't anticipate that she would lose hours as a result of the new law. Mike Kane for NPR hide caption

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These farmworkers thought a new overtime law would help them. Now, they want it gone

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A long-awaited update to federal overtime rules means about 1.3 million workers will be entitled to extra pay when they work more than 40 hours a week. Robyn Beck/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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1.3 Million More Workers Eligible For Overtime Pay, But Some Say Rules Fall Short

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In March 2014, President Obama directed Labor Secretary Tom Perez to modernize overtime protections. A federal judge Tuesday blocked implementation of the new rule set to go into effect Dec. 1. Pablo Martinez Monsivais/AP hide caption

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Farmworker Maria Diaz works in the pepper fields of Dixon, Calif. Julia Mitric/Capital Public Radio hide caption

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Why California's New Farmworker Overtime Bill May Not Mean Bigger Paychecks

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