Meal Breaks

Policy Author:
Employee Engagement

Responsible Office – Department:
Employee Engagement

Effective Date of Policy:
February 2, 2021

Full time staff and administrative employees are entitled to a one-hour lunch break to be taken between 11:30am – 2:00pm. No lunch hour should ordinarily extend beyond 2pm. Meal breaks are unpaid.

No offices are to close down or be left unattended at any time. Since all departments are to remain fully operational at all times, it is suggested that employees stagger their lunch hours to provide the best possible service to students and the general public.

No employees will be permitted to work voluntarily through their lunch hour. The New York State Department of Labor requires employees to take a break for lunch of at least one half hour if they are scheduled to work for more than six hours.

Food service is available in the Wick Center dining hall and snack bar during regular serving hours. There are also employee lounges located throughout the campus.

Full-time Facilities personnel are entitled to a one-half hour lunch/dinner period.

Updated on September 8, 2022

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