Question:  We have couple of employees who work eight (8) hours per day.  Currently they take one (1) hour lunch breaks after working 4 hours.  Is it permitted if they take a 30 minute lunch break and then end their day 30 minutes earlier?  The employees would prefer to do this.

Answer:  Yes, this would be permitted as long as the meals are taken before the fifth hour of work and are duty free.  The meals must be recorded on the time record with the in/out times.