In general, student employees, who work four (4) consecutive hours or more in a day, are eligible for a fifteen (15) minute "break" for each consecutive four hour shift. It is recommended that this break occur approximately midway in a shift, consistent with the scheduling constraints of a department. The break, or rest period privilege, may be withdrawn in individual cases if abused. This policy may be waived, however, in departments such as Food Service where scheduling constraints may require that student employees work a full four hour block during meal periods.
Students working 6 hours or more per day are also required to a minimum 30 minute unpaid lunch break. Unpaid lunch breaks up to 60 minutes may be taken upon employer approval.