No employee shall be required to work more than five (5) hours without having at least one-half hour off for a meal except by mutual agreement between the employee and the Supervisor. Meal periods shall be paid when the employee is required by the University to remain on duty on the premises or at a prescribed work site in the interest of the University.
Employees working three or more hours longer than a normal work day shall be allowed at least one 30 minute meal period prior to or during the overtime period. If required by the department to eat lunch during worktime, the employee shall be paid for the meal period.
Employees shall be allowed a rest period of not less than 10 minutes on the University's time for each four hours of working time. Rest periods shall be scheduled as near as possible to the midpoint of the work period. No employee shall be required to work more than three hours without a rest period.
Where the nature of the work allows employees to take intermittent rest periods equivalent to 10 minutes for each four hours worked, scheduled rest periods are not required.