Typically, a scheduled meal break is minimally 30 minutes long; and your meal break is set by your supervisor or team lead. Employees at the University work a variety of schedules and are permitted varying amounts of time for a meal period depending upon their regular working schedule. For example, if you work from 8 A.M. to 5 P.M., Monday through Friday, you typically will be scheduled for a one-hour meal break. If, on the other hand, you work from 8 A.M. to 4:30 P.M., Monday through Friday, you typically will be scheduled for a half-hour meal period.
- Employees are expected to take their scheduled meal break at the designated time and for the scheduled duration.
- Meal breaks are unpaid and not included as part of an employee’s paid work time.
- Non-exempt employees are never to be permitted to work during their meal breaks.