Our employee breaks policy describes how employees should take breaks during their workday. We want our employees to be able to rest, eat, smoke and relax for some time during their workday to foster a pleasant workplace.
Breaks may be mandated by local law or union agreements. We will comply with these guidelines at all times.
Our employees can take the following breaks at work:
Meal and breastfeeding breaks won’t count against your standard working hours or overtime. If possible, schedule these breaks in advance so your team will know when you will be unavailable. For certain positions, we may schedule lunch breaks to avoid any negative impact on our operations. For example, if you work in customer support, we may schedule lunch time so someone will always be available to answer customer requests.
Rest and restroom breaks are included in your working hours and are paid as normal.
Breaks are meant to get you away from work and recharge mentally, physically, emotionally, etc. So, please take your breaks at your designated times. To safeguard your health and productivity, your manager may ask you to take a break if you haven’t taken one for more than [five hours].
We don’t expect you to work during your breaks. However, if you need to perform any kind of work (e.g. answering calls on your phone), we will pay your normal compensation for that time. Also, you will be paid as normal when you are obliged to remain on company premises during your meal break for a work-related reason (e.g. waiting for a delivery.)
We want our employees to feel well and be productive while working. If you need an impromptu break, just ask your manager. If you need a break lasting longer than [30 minutes], you will need to use sick or PTO time.
This policy applies to all employees (Including people working remote).