Employees who work eight (8) hours or more in the workday should have a meal break of either one (1) hour or a (1/2) hour unpaid meal break. For more information on meal breaks and rest periods, refer to UAP 3300 Paid Time. Skipping lunch should be the exception, not the norm, and must be approved in advance by your supervisor.
Although the FLSA does not require employers to provide breaks or rest periods for employees, UNM supervisors may, at their discretion, allow employees to take a 15-minute rest period during each half day worked. Breaks may not be taken at the beginning or the end of the work period or appended to the meal break.