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Kentucky Employment Lawsuit

Kentucky employees who find themselves being treated unfairly may be eligible to file a Kentucky employment lawsuit against their employers. Among issues that may be the focus of a Kentucky employee lawsuit are failure to pay minimum wage or overtime, discrimination or wrongful termination.

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Kentucky Wage and Hour Laws

californiaovertime Kentucky minimum wage is $7.25 an hour. Under Kentucky labor law, employees must be paid one-and-one-half times their hourly rate of pay if they work more than 40 hours in a workweek, excepting people who are exempted from overtime pay under the Fair Labor Standards Act. Furthermore, employees who work seven days in one workweek are to be paid one-and-one-half times their hourly rate of pay for that seventh day worked (except in certain exemptions).

Beyond requiring overtime pay, there are no limits on how many hours an employee can work in a day or a week.

Employees are entitled to a 10-minute break for every four hours worked and they are further entitled to a "reasonable period" for lunch.

Kentucky wage and hour law does not include a provision for holiday pay.

Federal Employment Laws

In addition to Kentucky state employment laws, employers must adhere to federal laws, including the Fair Labor Standards Act, the Occupational Health and Safety Act, the Civil Rights Act, the Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA) and the Family and Medical Leave Act.

Kentucky Employment Lawsuits

In 2010, the US Equal Employment Opportunity Commission announced that Walmart would pay more than $11 million ins back wages and compensatory damages to settle a sexual discrimination lawsuit concerning Walmart's London, Kentucky distribution center. The lawsuit alleged Walmart failed to hire female applicants who were equally or better qualified than male applicants for positions at the distribution center. Furthermore, officials reportedly told the female applicants that certain positions were not suitable for women.

The settlement also required Walmart to hire a certain number of women for its distribution center.

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Last updated on Jul-18-13

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