http://www.komonews.com/news/local/132283988.html?hpt=us_bn7 There's more in the article. But, I'm going to side with Hertz on this one. 5 times a day for five minutes each, 25 minutes per day, 125minutes in a 5 day work week. If I punched my calculator right, thats ~108 hours in a calendar year. Per employee. That kinda adds up. Quite a few companies have lunch punches and break punches as part of their policies, both manual punches and automated methods. Something to note though, the Hertz policy doesn't apply to smoke breaks, which I would assume would be equal to a prayer break by the time taken. One could make the argument that smoke breaks are even more costly to the company because of the adverse effects on employee healthy, making medical care more frequent and costly. Whereas 25 minutes a day of prayer could be argued to improve morale and mental health, but this is hard to demonstrate with hard data. Seems like it'd be easy for Hertz to extend their policy to smokers as well, and implement an automated system and have employees opt into it if they want smoke/pray at work. Thats more than fair, and if its not good enough, they're welcome to seek other employment.