Breaks and Unpaid Time

Hourly-paid student workers are paid only for hours worked. Supervisors should not record holidays, snow days, sick days, lunch, or break periods as hours worked.

Students who work on holidays do not receive premium holiday pay.

Students working 6 consecutive hours or more are required by law to take a half-hour unpaid break. Such breaks must be recorded on students’ timesheets.

In compliance with Massachusetts state law, students are paid according to their normal work schedule when absent for the first three days of jury duty. Contact Student Payroll for instructions if your student is required to serve more than three days of jury duty.