MADISON — The
Legislature's budget committee has voted to allow factory and
retail employees to work seven straight days without a day of
state law, employers who own factories and retail stores must
allow their workers at least 24 consecutive hours of rest in every
seven consecutive days. The requirement doesn't apply to janitors,
security guards, bakeries, restaurants, hotels and certain dairy
and agricultural plants.
The Joint Finance
Committee voted Thursday to let an employee voluntarily work seven
straight days. The language mirrors a Republican bill that's
sitting in the Assembly labor committee.
The budget must
pass the Senate and Assembly and be signed by Gov. Scott Walker
before becoming law.