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Lexington Herald-Leader: No more mandated lunch breaks? Bill would remove requirement from Kentucky employers

Berry Craig
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A bill passed in a Kentucky House committee Wednesday would do away with the state’s currently mandated meal and rest breaks. House Bill 500 from Rep. Phillip Pratt, R-Georgetown, repeals the state’s current requirement that employees be provided with a lunch break every three to five hours of work. It puts in its place a law that requires employers who don’t provide such lunch breaks to pay employees for their time while eating. Pratt’s bill also repeals the state’s requirement that employers provide at least a 10 minute “rest break” to employees for each four hours of work.

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