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EIGHT HOUR LAW. Initiative Act adding Section 393 1/2 to the Penal Code. Declares it a misdemeanor, punishable by fine or imprisonment in County Jail or both, for any employer to require or permit, or to suffer or permit his overseer, superintendent, foreman or other agent to require or permit, any person in his employ to work more than eight hours in one day, or more than forty-eight hours in one week, except in case of extraordinary emergency caused by fire, flood, or danger to life or property.
Eight Hour Law California Initiative 1914-e-1 (1914).