Wage and Hour
The most common violations of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) and Kentucky Wage & Hour laws are:
- Failure to pay overtime or violation of overtime laws.
- Requiring people to work off the clock.
Employers are required to pay hourly employees and some salaried employees in accordance with the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) and Kentucky law. However, many employers require employees to work off the clock, fail to pay time and a half for overtime, or claim that they do not have to pay overtime because employees are non-exempt.
Many employers attempt to skirt the law by giving employees a salaried position and management title and claiming they are exempt. However a title and salary alone do not mean the employee is not entitled to overtime. Determining whether a particular employee is truly exempt from the overtime laws involves a number of factors that many employers ignore to illegally withhold overtime pay.
As one of the leading employment law firms in the state, we have extensive experience handling wage and hour violations related to overtime laws and working off the clock on behalf of employees. We have also advised small businesses on how to comply with the wage and hour laws and will defend unintentional violations.
- The minimum wage in Kentucky is $7.25 per hour.
- Employees working more than 40 hours in a workweek should receive time-and-a-half compensation for overtime hours.
- Certain employees are exempt under Kentucky overtime law. Overtime exemptions are based on job duties and how the employee is compensated.
- Although exceptions exist, employees who work seven days in a single workweek must receive 1.5 times their regular rate for work performed on the seventh day.
Kentucky Wage and Hour Law
Kentucky wage and hour law sets certain requirements regarding rest periods, meal breaks, recordkeeping, pay days and last paychecks.
Contact our overtime laws attorney. We offer free initial consultation for clients dealing with overtime violations and wage and hour matters throughout Kentucky and Indiana.
If you have been improperly compensated for hours worked, please contact us today.