SSM 305–06: Rest Periods
To define the length of rest periods for student employees
Student Financial Assistance Office/Student Employment
Lunch and rest breaks should be scheduled in advance and must be approved by the supervisor. Student employees are allowed one paid 15-minute break for each consecutive four-hour shift and one unpaid 30-minute lunch or two paid 15-minute breaks (not taken together) for each consecutive six-hour shift. For each consecutive eight-hour shift, employees are allowed an unpaid lunch break and two 15-minute paid breaks.
Except for the allowable paid breaks noted above, students are only paid for the time actually worked. Arrangements for unpaid food and beverage breaks should be made between the student and the employer.