Does Kentucky law require a lunch break for employees?

Kentucky law requires that an employee be allowed a "reasonable" period for a lunch or meal break as close as possible to the middle of the employee's shift. KRS 337.355.

Neither federal nor Kentucky law requires that the meal or lunch break be paid. However, if the lunch or meal break is unpaid, it must be a "bona fide" meal break in which the employee is relieved of duties to the point that he or she is able to pursue their own interests and eat comfortably without significant interruption, which is not the same as no interruption. 

Robert Abell currently represents some employees and former employees who were required to perform work during their meal or lunch break and were not paid for that work: Working Through Lunch Breaks and Other Breaks Is the Basis of a Lawsuit for Unpaid Overtime and Wages Against CorrectCare.
 
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.