Pol-Rest Periods/Meal Periods
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University of Louisville
Rest Periods/Meal Periods
May 1, 1992
This policy applies to University Staff.
- Each department head shall permit one rest period during each work period of at least three and one-half hours.
- A rest period, if taken, shall be for not more than 15 minutes. It shall be at a time designated by the supervisor.
- An employee may not accumulate unused rest periods.
Note: Rest period times shall not be authorized for covering an employee's late arrival to work or early departure. They shall not be forfeited or used in any way to shorten the workday or extend a meal period, except where specifically authorized by the Vice President for Human Resources.
A meal period shall be permitted no later than five hours and no sooner than three hours from the beginning of the work shift. It shall be of at least 30 minutes.
NOTE: By mutual agreement between the supervisor and employee, meal periods may be occasionally shortened, lengthened or skipped.
Vice President for Human Resources
RESPONSIBLE UNIVERSITY DEPARTMENT/DIVISION
215 Central Avenue, Suite 205
Revision Date(s): November 22, 2016; December 10, 2021 (minor edits); August 24, 2022 (minor edit)
Reviewed Date(s): March 8, 2016; November 22, 2016
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