Kentucky is about middle of the road when it comes to being either employer- or employee-friendly. Examples of laws that this state has include: forbidding discrimination against an individual with HIV or AIDS and banning discrimination against an individual who smokes outside of work.
This page is a round-up of the state and municipal laws in Kentucky.
Kentucky is now the nation's 27th right-to-work state, making it illegal for workers to be required to join a union or pay dues as a condition of employment. Governor Matt Bevin signed the legislation on January 9, which took effect immediately.
Updated to reflect 'right to work' status, effective January 7, 2017.
Updated to reflect information on a Supreme Court of Kentucky ruling regarding local minimum wage ordinances.
Enhanced to improve the comprehensiveness, organization and topics covered of state employment laws.
Enhanced to link users to the most comprehensive coverage of each law and to improve the organization and scope.
Several states have filed a lawsuit asking a federal court to nullify new Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) overtime regulations from the US Department of Labor (DOL) before they take effect December 1.
HR departments should get ready now to comply with a wide variety of employment law requirements that are changing on July 1. Depending on the employer's presence in various jurisdictions, a number of workplace practices may be affected by legislative changes, ranging from employment contracts to payroll.
A roundup of the comprehensive state coverage XpertHR offers to help Kentucky employers ensure they are compliant with state HR and employment laws.