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      RS 23:213     


§213.  Recreation or meal period

No minor shall be employed, permitted, or suffered to work for any five-hour period without one interval of at least thirty minutes within such period for meals.  If the period of work before the interval exceeds five hours by ten  minutes or less, that difference shall be considered de minimis and shall not be considered a violation of this Section.  Such interval shall not be included as part of the working hours of the day.  This interval shall be thirty minutes.   If the length of the meal break is at least twenty minutes, the difference between the actual break time and the required thirty-minute break time shall be considered de minimis, and shall not be considered a violation of this Section.  The break shall be documented, using the employer's normal timekeeping system.  If a minor fails to clock in or out for a work period or meal break, and a time edit is necessary, the time edit shall be documented and acknowledged in writing by the minor and the manager who performs the time edit.

Amended by Acts 1976, No. 624, §2, eff. Aug. 4, 1976; Acts 1993, No. 621, §1, eff. June 15, 1993; Acts 1999, No. 573, §1; Acts 2011, No. 177, §1.

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