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Missouri Court Finds Trial Necessary To Resolve Whether Break Time Is Compensable Under Missouri Law

Per FLSA regulations, break periods between 5 to 20 minutes generally are considered compensable.  29 C.F.R. § 785.18.  While state wage-and-hour laws typically borrow extensively from the FLSA’s regulatory framework, a new decision from a Missouri Federal Judge highlights that many of the vagaries of state law are unsettled or unclear, rejecting Plaintiffs’ motion for … Continue Reading

Maryland Enacts Rest Break Law for Retail Employers

As discussed in greater detail here, effective March 1, 2011, retail employers with 50 or more employees must provide employees working a consecutive 4-6 hour shift with a 15 minute nonworking break and must provide employees working more than 6 consecutive hours with a non-working break of at least 30 minutes. (if the 30 minute … Continue Reading

Department of Labor Requests Commentary Regarding Implementation of New Lactation Break Requirement

Via notice published December 21, 2010, the United States Department of Labor’s Wage & Hour Division (“WHD”) sought commentary from the public regarding WHD’s preliminary interpretations of the new lactation break requirement added to the Fair Labor Standards Act (“FLSA”) on March 23, 2010 as part of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.  These preliminary … Continue Reading
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