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The performer must be given the first meal break within six hours from the time of first call. The provisions for meal periods are the same for all performers.
Please note that, for the purpose of synchronizing performers’ meal-time, the performer may be given a non-deductible meal of 15 minutes free from all activity within two hours of the performer’s call time. An announcement should be made and a notation indicating the start and finish time of the non-deductible meal must be on the production time report. The following is then allowable:
Meal penalty payments for violations of either meal period are: