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HF 2810

1st Engrossment - 86th Legislature (2009 - 2010) Posted on 03/15/2010 01:18pm

KEY: stricken = removed, old language.
underscored = added, new language.

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A bill for an act
relating to employment; modifying mandatory work and meal breaks; amending
Minnesota Statutes 2008, sections 177.253; 177.254.

BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF MINNESOTA:

Section 1.

Minnesota Statutes 2008, section 177.253, is amended to read:


177.253 MANDATORY WORK BREAKS.

Subdivision 1.

Rest breaks.

new text beginExcept as provided in subdivision 1a, new text endan employer
must allow each employee deleted text beginadequate timedeleted text endnew text begin up to 15 minutes new text end from work within each four
consecutive hours of work to utilize the nearest convenient restroom.

new text begin Subd. 1a. new text end

new text begin Exemption. new text end

new text begin Subdivision 1 does not apply to an employer with fewer than
five employees and operating a retail location. Employers exempted from the requirements
of subdivision 1 must allow each employee adequate time from work within each four
consecutive hours of work to utilize the nearest readily accessible restroom.
new text end

Subd. 2.

Collective bargaining agreement.

Nothing in this section prohibits
employers and employees from establishing rest breaks different from those provided in
this section pursuant to a collective bargaining agreement.

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective October 1, 2010.
new text end

Sec. 2.

Minnesota Statutes 2008, section 177.254, is amended to read:


177.254 MANDATORY MEAL BREAK.

Subdivision 1.

Meal break.

new text beginExcept as provided in subdivision 1a, new text endan employer must
permit each employee who is working for eight or more consecutive hours deleted text beginsufficient timedeleted text endnew text begin
at least 30 minutes
new text end to eat a meal.

new text begin Subd. 1a. new text end

new text begin Exemption. new text end

new text begin Subdivision 1 does not apply to an employer with fewer
than five employees and operating a retail location. Employers exempted from the
requirements of subdivision 1 must allow each employee who is working for eight or more
consecutive hours sufficient time to eat a meal.
new text end

Subd. 2.

Payment not required.

Nothing in this section requires the employer to
pay the employee during the meal break.

Subd. 3.

Collective bargaining agreement.

Nothing in this section prohibits
employers and employees from establishing meal periods different from those provided in
this section pursuant to a collective bargaining agreement.

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective October 1, 2010.
new text end