June 6, 2018 / 9:36 PM / in 7 months

U.S. Supreme Court to consider petition on pay for short rest breaks

The U.S. Supreme Court will consider whether to review a U.S. appeals court decision saying federal wage law requires employers to pay nonexempt workers for all rest breaks lasting up to 20 minutes at its conference on Thursday.

Pennsylvania-based Progressive Business Publications filed a petition for certiorari in January challenging a 3rd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruling that the Fair Labor Standards Act requires short breaks be paid, even when employers do not call time away from work a break.

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