2007 Regular Session


File Code: Private Sector Labor and Industry Crossfiled with: SENATE BILL 585
Sponsored By:
Delegates Manno, Barkley, Barnes, Benson, Bronrott, Burns, Cane, Conaway, Gaines, Gutierrez, Guzzone, Harrison, Healey, Heller, Hixson, Holmes, Howard, Hubbard, Hucker, Ivey, James, Kaiser, Kirk, Kullen, Lawton, Lee, Levi, McHale, Mizeur, Montgomery, Niemann, Olszewski, Pena-Melnyk, Ramirez, Rice, Rosenberg, Ross, Schuler, Tarrant, Taylor, Valderrama, Vaughn, and Waldstreicher
Labor and Employment - Meal Periods


Requiring an employer to provide a one-half hour nonworking or working meal period to an employee; providing that a meal period count towards an employee's work hours; authorizing health care industry employees to waive a meal period; requiring employers to provide a place to eat during a meal period; requiring an employer to pay a specified amount to an employee under specified circumstances; allowing an employee specified remedies; and authorizing a court to award attorney's fees and costs.

History by Legislative and Calendar Date

House Action
First Reading Economic Matters
Hearing 2/20 at 1:00 p.m.
Senate Action
No Action

Sponsored by:

Delegate Roger Manno, District 19
Delegate Charles Barkley, District 39
Delegate Ben Barnes, District 21
Delegate Joanne C. Benson, District 24
Delegate William A. Bronrott, District 16
Delegate Emmett C. Burns, Jr., District 10
Delegate Rudolph C. Cane, District 37A
Delegate Frank M. Conaway, Jr., District 40
Delegate Tawanna P. Gaines, District 22
Delegate Ana Sol Gutierrez, District 18
Delegate Guy Guzzone, District 13
Delegate Hattie N. Harrison, District 45
Delegate Anne Healey, District 22
Delegate Henry B. Heller, District 19
Delegate Sheila E. Hixson, District 20
Delegate Marvin E. Holmes, Jr., District 23B
Delegate Carolyn J. B. Howard, District 24
Delegate James W. Hubbard, District 23A
Delegate Tom Hucker, District 20
Delegate Jolene Ivey, District 47
Delegate Mary-Dulany James, District 34A
Delegate Anne R. Kaiser, District 14
Delegate Ruth M. Kirk, District 44
Delegate Sue Kullen, District 27B
Delegate Jane E. Lawton, District 18
Delegate Susan C. Lee, District 16
Delegate Gerron Levi, District 23A
Delegate Brian K. McHale, District 46
Delegate Heather Mizeur, District 20
Delegate Karen S. Montgomery, District 14
Delegate Doyle L. Niemann, District 47
Delegate John A. Olszewski, Jr., District 6
Delegate Joseline Pena-Melnyk, District 21
Delegate Victor R. Ramirez, District 47
Delegate Craig L. Rice, District 15
Delegate Samuel I. Rosenberg, District 41
Delegate Justin D. Ross, District 22
Delegate Todd Schuler, District 8
Delegate Shawn Z. Tarrant, District 40
Delegate Herman L. Taylor, Jr., District 14
Delegate Kriselda Valderrama, District 26
Delegate Michael L. Vaughn, District 24
Delegate Jeff Waldstreicher, District 18

Bill indexed under the following Subjects:

Civil Actions -see also- Small Claims
Local Government Mandates
Public Employees -see also- State Employees
State Employees
Work, Labor and Employment -see also- Col Barg; Holiday; etc

Bill affects the following Statute:

Labor and Employment
( 3-710 )


Bill Text (Displayed in PDF Format): First Reading, Third Reading, Enrolled
Fiscal and Policy Note (Displayed in PDF Format): Available
Amendments: None offered