Non-exempt employees who work an 8-hour shift are provided two 10-minute rest periods per shift, one in each 4-hour period. Rest periods, should be taken in the middle of each work period. Rest periods may not be combined, added to a meal period, or taken at the beginning or end of the workday. Rest periods are considered employer paid time.
Meal periods of at least 30 minutes are provided for each non-exempt employee. Meal periods are an uninterrupted period during which employees are relieved of all work duty obligations. Employees are entitled to a meal period for every five hours of work. Non-exempt employees are required to record the beginning and end of their meal periods. Meal periods are unpaid.
Meal period timing requirements are: