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Other Leaves: Kentucky

Other Leaves requirements for other states

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

Author: Emily N. Litzinger, Fisher Phillips


  • Kentucky provides several protected leave of absences that are not provided by federal law. See Kentucky Leaves of Absence.
  • Although Kentucky does not have a law similar to the federal Family and Medical Leave Act, Kentucky does require that employers allow newly adoptive parents to take up to six weeks of personal leave to receive an adopted child. See Adoption Leave.
  • All Kentucky employers must allow up to four hours of leave for employees to vote. See Voting Time Leave.
  • Employers must also allow emergency personnel protected leave for time spent providing emergency services. See Emergency Leave.