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    I work in Owensboro, Ky as a server for over a year. My employer has never offered any breaks to any employee (except under age employees). I never had any problem with that because they would let us take small breaks. But, recently we have got a new manager and he dont like us taking the small breaks. So, I said I want my two breaks and my lunch break because I always work over eight hour shifts. The response I got was they didnt have to give me lunch breaks and that I am to be quick as possible if I take a small break(usually about 1-2 minutes). Is this legal and I also lose money when I take breaks. I don't understand companies don't pay servers much we have to earn every dime we get and servers get treated dirty by the employer. Please someone give me advice.

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    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 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 (usually 30 min. or more) 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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