Unemployment Insurance: Kentucky
Federal law and guidance on this subject should be reviewed together with this section.
Author: Nancy Hatch Woodward, Nancy Hatch Woodward Communications
- Most employers in Kentucky are subject to Kentucky's Unemployment Compensation Law. See Employer Coverage.
- Claimants must meet certain requirements in order to be eligible for unemployment benefits. See Employee Eligibility.
- Under certain circumstances, workers may not qualify for unemployment benefits. See Disqualification From Benefits.
- Unemployment benefits in Kentucky generally last for up to 26 weeks. See Benefits.
- Employers have the opportunity to provide information concerning an employee's separation that will be used to determine the individual's eligibility for benefits. See Filing Claims.
- Kentucky employers must comply with certain posting and recordkeeping requirements. See Notice and Posting Requirements; Recordkeeping Requirements.