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University of Louisville
 OFFICIAL
UNIVERSITY
ADMINISTRATIVE
 POLICY
 
 
University Staff
 
POLICY NAME
Rest Periods and Meal Periods
EFFECTIVE DATE
May 1, 1992
POLICY NUMBER
PER-4.11
 
POLICY STATEMENT 

REST PERIODS

  1. Each department head shall permit one rest period during each work period of at least three and one-half hours.

  2. A rest period, if taken, shall be for not more than 15 minutes. It shall be at a time designated by the supervisor.

  3. 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. 

MEAL PERIOD 

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.

 
RELATED INFORMATION 
 
Authority: KRS 337.355; US Dept. of Labor 29 CFR 785.19
 
 
HISTORY 
 
Revision Date(s):  November 22, 2016
Reviewed Date(s):  November 22, 2016, March 8, 2016
 
ADMINISTRATIVE AUTHORITY
 
Sr. VP for Finance and Administration and CFO/COO
 
RESPONSIBLE UNIVERSITY DEPARTMENT/DIVISION
 

Human Resources
1980 Arthur Street
Phone:  502-852- 3167
Email: hrhelp@louisville.edu

The University Policy and Procedure Library is updated regularly.  In order to ensure a printed copy of this document is current, please access it online at http://louisville.edu/policies.