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(a) Within 24 months of the effective date of this ordinance, every employer shall provide an operator who may be expected because of the employee's duties to routinely perform repetitive keyboard motions four hours or more, inclusive of breaks, per shift, with a minimum of a 15- minute, aggregate alternative work break during or immediately after every two hours of routinely performing repetitive keyboard motions, except where reasonable alternative work cannot be practicably provided.
(b) The term "alternative work break" as used in this section includes, but is not limited to, performance of work other than operation of a VDT, a rest break from work, a lunch break, or any combination of the above. However, nothing in this section shall be construed to in any way modify, increase or decrease any requirement for rest breaks or lunch breaks from work provided for by any federal or state law or regulation, or to require alternative work breaks inconsistent with the terms of any pertinent collective bargaining agreements or other employment contracts, in effect.
(Added by Ord. 405-90, App. 12/27/90; amended by Ord. 17-91, App. 1/18/91)
(Added by Ord. 405-90, App. 12/27/90; repealed by Ord. 59-03, File No. 030044, App. 4/11/2003)