Student Worker Allowable Work Hours Policy

Policy #: 
HRC 503.008
Executive Owner: 
Director Human Resources

This policy applies to all positions at AdventHealth University (AHU) which a registered AHU student holds.


This policy establishes the maximum number of hours student workers may work at AHU to ensure that their primary relationship with AdventHealth University remains as a student and not as a benefits-eligible employee.


AdventHealth University Students, may work up to an average of 29 total hours per week.  In the event a student worker holds more than one position with AHU and/or AH, the total hours worked per week in all jobs are subject to the maximum work hours set forth above.  During summer vacation and other breaks, students may work up to 40 hours per week as long as their yearly average does not go over 29 hours per week in all of their AHU/AH positions. 

International students must also adhere to all limitations and requirements relating to on-campus student employment required by their particular immigration status and obtain work authorization if required.

Student workers may not work during their scheduled class times.

Student workers are classified as nonexempt under the Fair Labor Standards Act and shall not exceed the maximum work hours set forth in this policy. All hours worked must be reported on the student worker’s timesheet. If a student worker inadvertently exceeds 40 hours in a week, any excess hours must be paid at an overtime rate of 1.5 times the regular pay.

Student workers who work at least six (6) consecutive hours are required to take an unpaid 30-minute meal break.

Students are expected to work the agreed upon hours, be punctual, and satisfy all reasonable requirements of the employer with regards to performance and behavior standards of the job.  They are held to the policies and procedures listed in the AdventHealth Employee Handbook. 

If a student graduates or temporarily loses their student status, they may be allowed to continue working up to one additional trimester after receiving HR approval.

International students are not allowed to work after the program end date stated on their I-20.  If the international student has not completed their program and fails to enroll for the next term, their I-20 will be terminated and must cease employment immediately.


CommitteeDate VotedMinutes Code
Strategic and Operational PlanningWednesday, September 29, 202121:16
Approved by: 
Edwin Hernandez
Approval Date: 
Thursday, November 18, 2021
Effective Date: 
Wednesday, September 29, 2021
Review Date: 
Friday, April 15, 2022