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ODRISA Permit Application

The One Day Rest in Seven Act (ODRISA) provides employees with a minimum of 24 hours of rest every consecutive 7-day period. The law allows employers to secure permits from the Department for employees to work the 7th day provided that the employees have voluntarily agreed to work and paid the applicable overtime rate if employee works over forty hours in a week. Employees must also be given a 20-minute meal period for every 7.5 hour shift beginning no later than 5 hours after the start of the shift, with an additional 20- minute meal period if working a 12-hour shift or longer, and reasonable restroom breaks. (Effective January 1, 2023)

The Director of Labor shall grant permits authorizing the employment of persons on days of rest designated pursuant to Section 4 of this Act. Such permits shall not authorize the employment of persons​ for 7 days a week for more than 8  weeks in any one year, unless the Director finds that the necessity for employment of persons on their designated day of rest cannot be remedied by increasing the number of employees or by adjusting production schedules. The Director of Labor shall give due consideration to business necessity and economic viability in granting such permits.

The term “week” shall mean seven (7) consecutive twenty-four (24) hour periods.

Form Instructions

  1. If you have previously applied for an ODRISA permit in the current calendar year and were provided a reference number, please include the reference number in your application.  
  2. Please provide the job titles/classifications for the employees covered by the permit request, as well of the number of employees in each such category.
  3. If the number of job titles/classifications exceeds four (4), as provided for on this form, please complete the web-form multiple times as needed.
  4. You may attach provisions of a collective bargaining agreement or other supporting documentation for your application via the attachment feature below.
  5. Permit applications need to be received by IDOL no later than the Friday preceding the first effective day of the permit.
  6. Required fields are starred.

 ODRISA Permit Applications

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Effective: 01/01/2023