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.
A roundup of the comprehensive state coverage XpertHR offers to help Kentucky employers ensure they are compliant with state HR and employment laws.