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'Simply unfair': Labor rights activists slam Kentucky lunch bill as recipe for 'injuries and burnout'

Posted on AllSides March 1st, 2024
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In Kentucky, a bill sponsored by Republican State Rep. Phillip Pratt would, among other things, eliminate workers' rights to lunch breaks and rest breaks. House Bill 500 has been advancing in the Kentucky State Legislature, and Pratt's proposal — according to the Louisville Courier-Journal — is getting a scathing analysis from labor rights activists. Louisville-based employment law attorney Michele Henry slammed HB 500 as "simply unfair to employees who are spending eight or more hours a day at the workplace." Henry told the Courier-Journal, "They should be entitled to time...

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