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    I work in restaurant management and i'm a salary employee. What are the laws regarding salary employees getting rest breaks and meal breaks in the state of Kentucky.

    I work 5, 9 hours shifts a week and never get a true break. My boss has been riding me because I take 4 smoke breaks a shift and was told that was too many. My smokes last no more than 2 or 3 minutes.


    Thanks for your time and I hope someone has an answer for me.

  • #2
    Your state does require a meal break and a 10 minute break for each 4 hours worked. No state requires your employer to permit smoke breaks, especially 4 of them.

    http://www.labor.ky.gov/dows/doesam/...Questions.aspx
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      Here's the actual statute:


      337.365 Rest periods for employees.

      No employer shall require any employee to work without a rest period of at least ten (10) minutes during each four (4) hours worked, except those employees who are under the Federal Railway Labor Act. This shall be in addition to the regularly scheduled lunch period. No reduction in compensation shall be made for hourly or salaried employees.

      Effective: July 15, 1980

      History: Amended 1980 Ky. Acts ch. 356, sec. 1, effective July 15, 1980. -- Amended 1974 Ky. Acts ch.
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