Employee Policies Manual Policy Index

Rest and Meal Periods

All full-time Wilkes University employees are provided with one meal period each workday. Generally, meal periods are 60 minutes in length. Staffing needs and operational demands may necessitate variations in meal periods/schedules as well as variations in the total hours that may be scheduled each day and week (Work Schedules #502).

Supervisors will schedule meal periods to accommodate operating requirements. Supervisors will advise employees of the shift schedule and the applicable amount of time for a meal period associated with their position.

Employees will be relieved of all active responsibilities and restrictions during meal periods and will not be compensated for that time.

Policy No. 506 Effective Date: 2/1/2004