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City of Dallas Rest Break Ordinance Takes Effect Jan. 1

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DALLAS (CBS11) -  Effective Jan. 1 2016, the City of Dallas will require all workers performing construction activity at a construction site receive a rest break of not less than 10 minutes for every four hours of scheduled work, according to a city news release Tuesday.

The City Council approved the ordinance and an implementation and enforcement plan on Dec. 9.

Passage of the ordinance has prompted a change to the wording in the Building Construction Site Management Notice required to be posted at all building construction sites, including construction projects already underway.

Violations of the ordinance may be reported confidentially by calling 311.

All complaints will be referred to 311 and dispatched to Code Compliance for response within 24 hours.

If a complaint has merit, a notice of violation will be issued to the owner, owner's representative or person in control. If the violation is not addressed, a citation may be issued.

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