Federal law and guidance on this subject should be reviewed together with this section.
Author: Susan A. P. Woodhouse, Littler
- Kentucky does not have a state family and medical leave law applicable to private employers. See Family and Medical Leave.
- A Kentucky employer with 15 or more employees may be required to provide leave as an accommodation for childbirth. See Pregnancy Leave.
- Kentucky law authorizes leave for the adoption of a child under the age of seven. See Adoption Leave.
- Other types of leave may be available to Kentucky employees - some required by federal, state or local law, and some provided by company policy, as well as several sources of income replacement. See Interaction of Leave Laws.