Ray v. Univ. of Arkansas

In Ray v. Univ. of Arkansas, 66 Ark. App. 177, 990 S.W.2d 558 (1999), a food-service worker slipped and fell in the cafeteria during one of her paid fifteen-minute breaks. Appellee required her to be available to work during her break and paid her for the time she was on break because she was required to help students. She was required to assist student diners by leaving her break to help if the need arose. The Court held that appellee clearly benefitted by appellant's being in the cafeteria and available for students during her paid break, and the benefit was directly related to the job she performed and for which she was paid.