Minimum Wage: Kentucky
Federal law and guidance on this subject should be reviewed together with this section.
Author: Allen S. Kinzer, Vorys, Sater, Seymour and Pease LLP
- Kentucky's minimum wage is the same as the federal minimum wage. See Minimum Wage.
- Kentucky allows tip pools but prohibits employers from requiring participation in a tip pool. See Credit for Tipped Employees.
- Kentucky permits payment of subminimum wages to a "worker with a disability" or "sheltered workshop employee" to the extent the employer is authorized to do so pursuant to a certificate issued by the U.S. Department of Labor. See Subminimum Wages.
- Local minimum wage ordinances are preempted in Kentucky. See Local Minimum Wages.