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                         Laws of Minnesota 1989 

                         CHAPTER 167-H.F.No. 30 
           An act relating to employment; requiring meal breaks 
          during the work day; proposing coding for new law in 
          Minnesota Statutes, chapter 177. 
BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF MINNESOTA: 
    Section 1.  [177.254] [MANDATORY MEAL BREAK.] 
    Subdivision 1.  [MEAL BREAK.] An employer must permit each 
employee who is working for eight or more consecutive hours 
sufficient time to eat a meal. 
    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. 
    Presented to the governor May 16, 1989 
    Signed by the governor May 19, 1989, 11:13 a.m.