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Sec. 31-275-1

Administrative Regulation

Preliminary Act and Acts in Preparation for Work and Employee’s Place of Abode:

Definitions.

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Sec. 31-275-1. Definitions.

As used in subdivision (1) of section 31-275 of the general statutes:

(1) “A Preliminary Act” and “Acts In Preparation For Work” mean acts performed prior to the start of the employee’s work day, and include, but are not limited to, the following acts, except when undertaken at the express direction or request of the employer:

(a) Personal activities;

(b) Household chores;

(c) Personal grooming or hygiene, such as showering, dressing, brushing teeth, ironing clothes, drying and combing hair, applying makeup, and shaving;

(d) Preparing meals, including a lunch or snack to take to work;

(e) Removal of obstacles from one’s walkway, driveway or yard, including, but not limited to snow, ice, trash cans, recycling containers, or stones, in order to facilitate entry from one’s residence onto a public thoroughfare, unless said removal is necessary to accommodate work required by the employer; and

(f) Any other acts necessary in order to prepare oneself for work.

(2) “Employee’s place of abode” includes, but is not limited to:

(a) House, condominium, or apartment;

(b) Inside of residential structures;

(c) Garages;

(d) Common hallways;

(e) Stairways;

(f) Driveways;

(g) Walkways, or

(h) Yards.

(Effective October 18, 1996)

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