Human Resources

Staff Policies and Procedures Manual

A. Working Hours

3. Breaks

Wage and hour laws require that the college provide a period of rest for non-exempt employees of not less than 10 minutes, without deduction from the employee's pay, for every segment of four hours worked in one work period. This time must be taken in addition to and separately from time allowed for meals.

Non-exempt employees may take a fifteen-minute paid break once during the first half of the workday or evening and once during the second half of the workday or evening.   Breaks are not cumulative, nor can they be used to shorten workdays.

last revised: 3/15/2013

last reviewed: 3/15/2013

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