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Nebraska Meal and Rest Periods Law


The Nebraska meal and rest period laws are contained in Chapter 48, Article 12 of the Revised Statutes of Nebraska.

48-212. Lunch hour; requirements; exceptions.

Any person, firm, or corporation owning or operating an assembling plant, workshop, or mechanical establishment employing one or more persons shall allow all of their employees not less than thirty consecutive minutes for lunch in each eight-hour shift, and during such time it shall be unlawful for any such employer to require such employee or employees to remain in buildings or on the premises where their labor is performed. This section does not apply to employment that is covered by a valid collective-bargaining agreement or other written agreement between an employer and employee.

48-213. Lunch hour; violation; penalty.

Any person, firm or corporation violating any of the provisions of section 48-212 shall be guilty of a Class III misdemeanor.

Section 1. Right To Breast-feed

Notwithstanding any other provision of law, a mother may breast-feed her child in any public or private location where the mother is otherwise authorized to be.  (Effective 90 days after adjournment of legislature 2011)

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