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Terms of Employment: Kentucky

Terms of Employment requirements for other states

Federal law and guidance on this subject should be reviewed together with this section.

Author: William C. Vail, Jr., Fisher Phillips


  • In addition to the protected categories under federal law, Kentucky employers cannot discriminate against smokers. See Discrimination Prohibited.
  • In Kentucky employees are presumed to be at-will employees unless the employer's workforce is subject to a collective bargaining agreement and the employee is a member of that bargaining unit or employees have individual contracts of employment. See At-Will Employment.
  • Employers may enforce confidentiality nondisclosure, noncompetition and nonsolicitation agreements in Kentucky under the proper circumstances. See Restrictive Covenants.