Supervisor Responsibilities

Routine Deadlines

Check Eligibility

Routinely check your student employee’s enrollment to ensure that they:

  • Remain in good academic standing in pursuit of a degree
  • Are employed under the job code that matches the number of units they are enrolled in


When you approve a student employee’s timecard, make sure that they entered their hours under the correct job code.

Student employees are not eligible for overtime pay, shift differential, stipends or commissions. 


  • 20 hours a week while school is in session or during academic breaks if they are enrolled at least half-time.
  • 40 hours per week during summer and winter sessions, if they are enrolled less than half-time.
  • Student employees may hold more than one job as long as the combined hours do not exceed the hourly restrictions.
  • Student employees are not permitted to work overtime.


Students should not work more than six hours at a time without a break.

Supervisors may decide when breaks are taken. Breaks should not be scheduled at the beginning or end of the work shift. Unused breaks are not cumulative or eligible for pay.
Hours Worked in a Day Mandatory Break

4 hours

A break is not required for employees whose total daily work time is less than three and a half hours.

10 minutes paid

More than 5 hours

If the shift is no more than six hours, the meal break may be waived by mutual consent of both the employer and employee.

30-minute unpaid meal break