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Code of Federal Regulations Pertaining to ESA

Title 29  



Chapter V  

Wage and Hour Division, Department of Labor



Part 785  

Hours Worked




Subpart C  

Application of Principles

29 CFR 785.18 - Rest.

  • Section Number: 785.18
  • Section Name: Rest.

    Rest periods of short duration, running from 5 minutes to about 20 
minutes, are common in industry. They promote the efficiency of the 
employee and are customarily paid for as working time. They must be 
counted as hours worked. Compensable time of rest periods may not be 
offset against other working time such as compensable waiting time or 
on-call time. (Mitchell v. Greinetz, 235 F. 2d 621, 13 W.H. Cases 3 
(C.A. 10, 1956); Ballard v. Consolidated Steel Corp., Ltd., 61 F. Supp. 
996 (S.D. Cal. 1945))
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