Meal and Break Periods Policy
Reviewed August 2013 - Revised Oct. 4, 2010 - Printable version


ABX Air expects our employees to work hard to provide the quality service it takes to satisfy customers. In support of your efforts, ABX Air supplies employees with reasonable meal and break periods.

Core Requirements

bulletThis policy applies to all hourly and non-exempt, non-bargaining unit employees.
bulletEmployees who are scheduled to work at least eight hours per day are eligible for an unpaid meal period and two paid 15-minute breaks.
bulletEmployees who are scheduled to work at least six hours per day are eligible for a paid 15-minute paid break.
bulletEmployees working in states that require meal periods and breaks will receive them in compliance with their state laws.
bulletThe duration of meal periods typically will be 30, 45, or 60 minutes, as determined by each department based on operational need.
bulletIt may not always be possible to provide breaks and meal periods to all employees every day. As a service business, we understand that service to our customers will sometimes require us to work through breaks or meals. Conversely, employees may periodically request to leave early by working through their lunch periods. Unless this is prohibited by state law, supervisors will attempt to meet this request on an exception basis.

Employee Responsibility

bulletSchedule breaks and meal periods with your supervisor.
bulletClock in and out for lunch periods.
bulletMake customer service a priority and be willing to delay or miss breaks and meals when time constraints require it.

Leadership Responsibility

bulletManagers and supervisors will try to provide reasonably timed breaks and meal periods to employees every day.
bulletManagers will be aware of applicable laws regarding meals and breaks, and will provide all legally mandated meal periods and breaks without exception.

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Revision History:
Oct. 4, 2010
May 20, 2005