Labor Cabinet Returns Over $300,000 in Unpaid Wages to Kentucky Workers

The Kentucky Labor Cabinet returned over $300,000 in unpaid wages to Kentucky workers in June, 2018. The cabinet recouped $341,230.05 in wage violations. The most common violations the Labor Cabinet prosecutes are unpaid overtime, withheld final paychecks, illegal deductions of pay and lower pay than the legal minimum wage requirement. The Labor Cabinet’s Division of Wages and Hours is responsible for enforcing Kentucky’s wage and hour and child labor laws. It also enforces prevailing wage requirements that were in effect before the enactment of HB 3 in 2017. Enforcement typically begins upon receipt of complaint and an investigation is conducted to determine compliance.

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