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Kentucky Labor Laws, time periods between working shifts.?

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Kentucky Labor Laws, time periods between working shifts.?

Postby tahmelapachme33 » Thu Mar 31, 2011 7:10 pm

I am an on call employee for a company. I am constantly working for them and have pulled scheduled and non-scheduled overtime for them. But I've been wondering how legal some of these shifts have been. For example: I worked a 12 hour shift, then had an 8 hour off period, then returned to work for another 8 hours, had a 7 hour off period, then returned to work again for a 16 hour shift, had another 7 hours off, then returned to work once more for another 8 hour shift. And recently I'm scheduled to work an 18 hour shift.

I have to draw the line somewhere. Long hour shifts with no sleeping breaks is extremely hard and stressful on a body.

Any advice?
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Kentucky Labor Laws, time periods between working shifts.?

Postby golding » Thu Mar 31, 2011 7:11 pm

With a very few industry specific exceptions, (those for which there is a public safety factor such as an airline pilot or a truck driver) there is no required time off between shifts in any state. In addition, there is not a specific OSHA Standard for extended or unusual work shifts.
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Kentucky Labor Laws, time periods between working shifts.?

Postby fitche » Thu Mar 31, 2011 7:27 pm

With a very few industry specific exceptions, (those for which there is a public safety factor such as an airline pilot or a truck driver) there is no required time off between shifts in any state. In addition, there is not a specific OSHA Standard for extended or unusual work shifts.
Kentucky doesn't require any rest time between working shifts. They can work you 24/7 if they so wished as long as you are rightfully compensated. If you don't like it, try talking to your employer. If that get's you no where find a new job.
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