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Overtime: Kentucky

Overtime requirements for other states

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

Author: Allen S. Kinzer, Vorys, Sater, Seymour and Pease LLP


  • Kentucky computes overtime compensation in the manner provided for in the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) with limited exceptions. See Computing Overtime.
  • Kentucky law includes provisions for compensatory time taken by state, county and city employees. See Compensatory Time.