Many UK employees are working remotely during the University’s response to COVID-19. Supervisors, please be aware that rules for breaks, lunches and overtime from our state's wage and hour laws still apply, whether an employee works on-site or remotely.
These rules as outlined by Kentucky state law include:
- Pay at time-and-one-half for any hours worked above 40 in one workweek.
- 15-minute breaks for each four-hour period worked.
- Meal breaks of 30 minutes for each workday over five hours long.
- Complete relief from work duties during breaks and lunches.
If you have questions, please contact the compensation consultant in your area.
|Jennifer Bricking||College of Medicine (campus and UK Healthcare)||859-218-5901|
|Whitney Goodrum||All other campus areas||859-257-8759|
|Lauren Napier||UK Healthcare (H departments)||859-257-8912|
Find more information and frequently asked questions about wage and hour laws from the Kentucky Labor Cabinet.