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FMLA: Kentucky

FMLA requirements for other states

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 10. 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.