Are lunch breaks paid in Kentucky?

Kentucky law does not require an employer to pay an employee for their lunch or meal break, provided the employee is truly on break and does not perform substantial work during what is supposed to be their meal or lunch break.  If the employee works during the lunch or meal break, they must be paid.

Employees are to be allowed a "reasonable" period for a lunch or meal break as close as possible to the middle of their shift.  KRS 337.355. 

If you have not been paid the wages or overtime owed you, contact Lexington, Kentucky wages and overtime lawyer Robert Abell at 859-254-7076.