Meals & Breaks

Meals & Breaks

Breaks are allotted as follows- a ten (10) minute break period within every four (4) hour work period, or major fraction thereof, & a thirty (30) minute meal break period for every five (5) hour period worked as of the fifth (5th) hour.

Employees must take their 10-minute and meal breaks as applicable. 10-minute breaks cannot be combined with meal breaks to create one long break. Details pertaining to break instructions, locations and procedures for your post can be found in the site-specific Briefing.

If the total work period per day of the employee is no more than six hours, the meal period may be waived. A second meal period of not less than thirty minutes is required if an employee works more than ten hours per day, except that if the total hours worked is no more than 12 hours, the second meal period may be waived if the first meal period was not waived