||Use of Meal and Rest Periods
Non-exempt employees may not skip meal or rest periods in order to shorten the work day, or to earn extra paid leave. Rest periods may not be saved for later use, accumulated, or used to compute additional pay.
Generally, rest periods should be taken, but they may be omitted occasionally if required by the work load. Extra compensation is not provided if rest periods are missed.
Rest period practices may be set by individual departments, within the framework of this policy, and must be communicated to affected employees.
Department heads should schedule meal and rest periods to avoid disrupting normal operations. Department heads may extend the meal period by reducing or eliminating rest periods.