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MEAL AND REST PERIOD POLICY & ACKNOWLEDGMENT

Your Guideline to Meal & Rest Periods:

It is company policy that all non-exempt, hourly employees take meal and rest periods as follows:

 

MEALS PERIODS

 

Number of Hours Worked Per Shift

5 hours or less

More than 5 hours up to 6 hours

More than 6 hours up to 10 hours

More than 10 hours up to 12 hours

More than 12 hours

Number of Meal Periods

No meal period

1 unpaid 30-min. meal period

1 unpaid 30-min. meal period

2 unpaid 30-min. meal periods – (may not be combined)

2 unpaid 30-min. meal periods and one unpaid full hour meal period after the 12th hour worked. (may not be combined; 3rd break may not be waived)

 

Please Note:

  • Employees should not work more than 5 consecutive hours without beginning a meal period. The first meal period can be waived in writing. The second meal period can be waived, only if the first has not.
    You are entitled to take your meal period as scheduled unless requested not to do so by your supervisor.

  • Depending on your specific company policy, you may receive additional time beyond the required 30 minutes for meal periods.  Your Supervisor will notify you if this is the case.

 
 

REST PERIODS

 

Number of Hours Worked Per Shift

Less than 3 ½ hours

3 ½ hours up to 6 hours

6 hours up to 10 hours

10 hours up to 14 hours

14 hours up to 18 hours

Number of Rest Periods

No rest period

One, 10-min. rest period

Two, 10-min. rest periods

Three, 10-min. rest periods

Four, 10-min. rest periods

 

Please Note:

If you are entitled to two rest periods, one should be taken before the meal period and one should be taken after the meal period. They should not be combined with each other or with your meal period. Rest periods should be taken, as far as practical, in the middle of each work period. Depending on your specific company policy, you may receive additional time beyond the required 10 minutes for rest periods.  Your Supervisor will notify you if this is the case.

If any supervisor, manager, or any other person tells you to work off-the-clock, not to take a meal or rest period as required, or you believe you were not provided the opportunity to take them, then you must immediately notify your Supervisor, Management Representative, or your OOTB Representative to correct your time and/or complete a Missed Meal/Rest Period Notification Form.