Whereas, the deferred operation of this act would tend to defeat its purpose, which is forthwith to provide bathroom breaks to transit workers, it is hereby declared to be an emergency law, necessary for immediate preservation of public health and convenience.
(A) Any provider of public transit authorized under Chapter 161A or 161B of General Laws shall provide to any person operating a commercial motor vehicle for the purpose of providing public transit an appropriate rest period to utilize the nearest convenient restroom.
(B) “Appropriate rest period" means: A period of rest of not less than ten minutes for every segment of four hours or major part thereof worked in one work period without deduction from the employee's pay.
(C) Nothing in this section prohibits employers and employees from establishing appropriate rest periods different from those provided in this section pursuant to a collective bargaining agreement.
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