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    if i work a five hour shift do i get a 10 min break and a lunch or just a lunch. i dont feel that i should have to take lunch

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    If the employer tells you to take lunch, then you must take lunch.

    Past that, these are KY's laws on the subject.

    http://www.labor.ky.gov/dows/doesam/...Questions.aspx

    Am I entitled to a rest period, and do I get paid for this time?
    You are entitled to a rest period of at least ten (10) minutes during each four hours you work. The rest period is a paid break.

    Am I entitled to a meal period, and do I get paid for this time?
    You are entitled to a reasonable period for a meal no sooner than the third nor later than the fifth hour of your work shift unless you and your employer have mutually agreed to some other arrangement. A duty-free meal period does not have to be paid.
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      If your employer tells you to take a lunch break, then you must/need to take it. If you don't, your employer "can" discipline you up to & including termination.
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