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Michigan Meal and Rest Period Law

 

Michigan has no general law regarding meal and rest periods, but the following sections of the Michigan CompiledLaws concern this subject matter.

409.112 Meal and rest period.

A minor shall not be employed for more than 5 hours continuously without an interval of at least 30 minutesfor a meal and rest period. An interval of less than 30 minutes shall not be considered to interrupt a continuousperiod of work.

409.113 Posting copy of Sec. 409.110, 409.111, and 409.112; time record.

(1) Each employer shall keep posted conspicuously in or about the premises at which a minor is employed, a printedcopy of sections 10, 11, and 12 as furnished by the department.

(2) Each employer shall keep in or about the premises at which a minor is employed, an adequate time record whichshall state the number of hours worked by the minor each day of the week together with starting and ending timesand other information the department of labor requires. The employer shall keep the record on file for not lessthan 1 year.

409.122. Violation as misdemeanor or felony; penalties.

(1) Except as provided in subsection (2) or (3), a person who employs a minor in violation of this act, violatesthis act or a rule promulgated under this act, or obstructs the department of labor in the enforcement of thisact is guilty of a misdemeanor punishable by imprisonment for not more than 1 year, or a fine of not more than$500.00, or both.

(2) A person who employs, permits, or suffers a minor in violation of section 12a is guilty of a misdemeanor punishableby imprisonment for not more than 1 year, or a fine of not more than $2,000.00, or both. A person who commits asecond offense under section 12a is guilty of a misdemeanor, punishable by imprisonment for not more than 2 years,or a fine of not more than $5,000.00, or both. A person who commits a third or subsequent violation of section12a is guilty of a felony, punishable by imprisonment for not more than 10 years, or a fine of not more than $10,000.00,or both.

(3) A person who employs, permits, or suffers a minor to be employed or to work in violation of section 14a isguilty of a felony, punishable by imprisonment for not more than 20 years, or a fine of not more than $20,000.00,or both.

123.841. Fire Department Employees; Period of duty; Days off duty; Work hours per week.

It shall be unlawful for any municipality, or any officer or employee thereof, in municipalities which maintainor may hereafter maintain an organized paid or part-paid fire department, to require any person in the employ ofthe fire department who is engaged in fire fighting or subject to the hazards thereof to be on duty in such employmentmore than 24 hours, or to be off duty less than 24 consecutive hours out of any 48-hour period. All persons inthe employ of any organized paid or part-paid fire department who are engaged in fire fighting or subject to thehazards thereof shall be entitled to an additional 24 consecutive hours off duty in every 12-day period, beginningJuly 1, 1966, thereby requiring firemen to work not more than an average of 63 hours per week, and effective July1, 1967, an additional 24 consecutive hours off duty in every 6-day period, thereby requiring firemen to work notmore than an average of 56 hours per week.

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