Last month, the Labor Cabinet recouped $52,442.67 in unpaid wages for Kentucky workers. This brings the total amount recovered for the year to $1,574,638.72.
Unpaid overtime, withheld final paychecks, illegal deductions of pay and lower pay than the legal minimum wage requirement are among the types of wage and hour violations that the Cabinet prosecutes. Other examples include unpaid breaks, time-clock shaving, mandatory tip-pooling and prevailing wage violations.
The Labor Cabinet’s Division of Employment Standards is responsible for enforcing Kentucky’s wage and hour, child labor and prevailing wage laws. Enforcement typically begins upon the receipt of a complaint. Investigators are then assigned to the case to determine compliance with the state’s wage and hour laws, monitor the correction of any violations, and collect back wages improperly withheld from employees. To find out more about the Commonwealth’s wage and hour laws, please check the Division of Employment Standards website by clicking the following link. http://www.labor.ky.gov/dows/doesam/Pages/Divisions-of-Employment-Standards-Apprenticeship-and-Mediation.aspx
An Employment Complaint Form can be found at the following link. https://apps.labor.ky.gov/onlinecomplaint/
Additional information is available at http://labor.kentucky.gov.