Kentucky Makes Major Changes to Labor Law Postings

Kentucky Labor Law PostersKentucky’s Division of Wages and Hours has recently updated the mandatory Child Labor Laws and Wage Discrimination postings. Both postings must be displayed in a conspicuous location or area where notices to employees are customarily displayed. Employers covered by Chapter 339 of the Kentucky Revised Statutes must display the Child Labor Laws posting. Employers covered by Sections 337.420 to 337.433 and 337.990(11) from the Kentucky Revised Statutes must display the Wage Discrimination posting.

The Child Labor Laws posting has been updated to reflect changes to the Kentucky Administrative Regulations. Minors who are 16 and 17 years old may work up to 32.5 hours in any one work week if a parent or legal guardian gives permission in writing. A minor may work up to 40 hours in any one work week if a parent or legal guardian gives permission in writing and the principal of the school certifies in writing that the minor has maintained at least a 2.0 grade point average in the most recent grading period. School certification shall be valid for one year unless revoked sooner by the school authority. The parental or guardian permission and school certification shall remain at the employer’s place of business. Minors may work between 6 a.m. and 10:30 p.m. on days preceding a school day, except that a minor may be employed until 11:00 p.m. on days preceding a school day if a parent or legal guardian gives permission in writing. Minors may also work between 6 a.m. and 1 a.m. on days preceding a non-school day when school is in session. The updated posting also includes new contact information. Employees with any questions should contact the Kentucky Labor Cabinet Division of Wages and Hours instead of the Kentucky Labor Cabinet Division of Employment Standards, Apprenticeship and Mediation.

The Wage Discrimination posting has also been revised to include the correct law code reference on top of the posting. The reference was changed from “KRS 207.140 to 207.240 – KRS 337.420 to 337.990 (14)” to “KRS 337.420 to KRS 337.990 (11).” Additionally, law code references were added to the following sections:

  • Wage Rate
  • Prohibition of the Payment of Wages Based on Sex
  • Exemptions from Coverage
  • Enforcement of Law and Power to Inspect
  • Collection of Unpaid Wages
  • Penalties

Employees with any questions must also contact the Division of Wages and Hours instead of the Division of Employment Standards, Apprenticeship and Training.

Employers can comply with the state’s posting requirements by purchasing a new Kentucky All-On-One Labor Law Poster.  Order today!

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