Phillip Pratt

Committee-approved bill would remove requirement Kentucky employers give lunch breaks, rest periods

BY: - February 28, 2024

Employers in Kentucky would no longer be required to give employees a “reasonable” amount of time for lunch or rest breaks under a committee-approved bill passed Wednesday by Republicans.  HB 500, sponsored by Phillip Pratt, R-Georgetown, would repeal state statutes that require lunch breaks between three to five hours into a work shift and rest […]

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House GOP approve bill loosening Kentucky child labor law

BY: - February 22, 2024

FRANKFORT — Republicans in the GOP-dominated Kentucky House of Representatives approved Thursday legislation allowing some teenagers to work longer and later hours over strong opposition from their Democratic colleagues. House Bill 255, sponsored by Rep. Phillip Pratt, R-Georgetown, repeals Kentucky’s existing child labor laws and aligns them with federal laws, which are less restrictive for […]

Bill loosening Kentucky child labor laws clears House committee

BY: - February 15, 2024

FRANKFORT — Some Kentucky teenagers could work longer and later hours —  something critics say threatens youngsters’ safety and success in life — under a bill approved by a House committee Thursday with Republican support. House Bill 255, sponsored by Rep. Phillip Pratt, R-Georgetown, would repeal Kentucky’s existing child labor laws and align them with […]

Georgetown’s Phillip Pratt will not seek reelection to Kentucky House in 2024

BY: - December 13, 2023

A four-term member of the Kentucky House will not seek reelection in 2024. Rep. Phillip Pratt, R-Georgetown, said in a press release that he appreciated the “opportunity to serve Scott County in the Kentucky House of Representatives.” Pratt will serve in the upcoming 2024 regular session beginning in January. His term ends at the end […]