Legally Required Benefits: Kentucky
Federal law and guidance on this subject should be reviewed together with this section.
Author: Nancy Hatch Woodward, Nancy Hatch Woodward Communications
- Employers finance unemployment insurance with state and federal tax contributions. See Kentucky Unemployment Insurance.
- Kentucky's taxable wage base is greater than that required by the Federal Unemployment Tax Act (FUTA). See Unemployment Insurance Taxes.
- Most employers in Kentucky are subject to Kentucky's Unemployment Compensation Law. See Covered Employers.
- Kentucky's Unemployment insurance covers temporary and seasonal workers, as well as corporate officers. See Eligibility.
- Claimants must meet certain requirements in order to be eligible for unemployment benefits. See Eligibility.
- Unemployment benefits in Kentucky generally last for up to 26 weeks. See Benefits.
- Kentucky employers are required to maintain certain records. See Recordkeeping Requirements.
- Employers must post an unemployment insurance benefits poster. See Posting Requirement.