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Sonoma County Law Enforcement Association (SCLEA)

2019 - 2023 SCLEAMemorandum of Understanding: Article 17: Meals and Rest Periods

Sonoma County Law Enforcement Association

17.1 Rest Periods

Each Department Head may grant rest periods to employees of his/her department. Such rest periods shall not exceed fifteen (15) minutes in any four (4) consecutive hours of work and shall be considered as time worked.

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17.2 Lunch Periods

Department Heads shall grant a lunch period during each daily work shift. The duration of the lunch period may be not less than thirty (30) minutes nor greater than one (1) hour. Different lunch periods may be assigned to different work units in the same County department or division. Lunch periods may be considered as time worked at the discretion of the Department Head.

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17.3 Meals

Employees may, at the direction of the Department Head, receive meals at County expense while on duty in any of the detention facilities. A Department Head may arrange for meals to be provided at County expense to employees who are required to be kept on duty for prolonged periods of time or for emergency situations. The cost of meals shall not be added to the employee’s base hourly rate for the purposes of computing the employee’s regular rate of pay.

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