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4-day workweek unconstitutional?

4-day workweek unconstitutional?

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Is the state's new four-day, 10-hour workweek on shaky constitutional ground? Some people think so.

Article 16, Section 6 of the Utah Constitution says eight hours constitutes a day's work for all state, county or municipal governments.

Technically, a lawsuit could be filed against the state challenging the four-day workweek, but the Utah Attorney General's Office says there is enough ambiguity in the Constitution to defend the state adequately.

4-day workweek unconstitutional?

Another man we spoke to just hates the long lines at DMV. "I come here, and everyone that missed Friday is here today, and it's packed. You can tell. You know, I mean, there's so many people here because they (state workers) have a day off," he said.

There were so many people there it was hard to find a place to park.


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