Kentucky law requires employers to allow employees a "reasonable" period for a lunch or meal break.
The meal break shall be allowed as close as possible to the middle of the employee's shift but not earlier than 3 hours from its beginning or later than 5 hours from its start.
Source: KRS 337.355
An employer is not required to pay an employee for their lunch or meal break. However, if the employee works during the lunch or meal break, they must be paid.
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. Robert Abell recently filed on behalf of three former employees of Correctcare a lawsuit for wages and overtime; read a copy of the complaint here.
Lexington, Kentucky overtime lawyer Robert Abell helps individuals and employees recover the wages and overtime they've earned but not been paid; contact him at 859-254-7076.