Kentucky (KY) Overtime Labor & Pay

The Kentucky minimum wage is $7.25 per hour, the same as the federal minimum wage. However, Kentucky adopts the federal minimum wage by reference if the federal rate is greater than the state’s minimum wage, according to the U.S. Department of Labor.

Stated Tipped Minimum Wage

Under the Fair Labor Standards Act, employers may receive a tip credit towards the satisfaction of the minimum wage for tipped employee. The minimum wage for tipped employees in Kentucky is set at $2.13 per hour, the same as the federal tipped minimum wage.

State Overtime Law

Non-exempt employees who work overtime in Kentucky are entitled to a pay rate of time-and-a-half for any hours worked over 40 in a single workweek. Employers who fail to pay this overtime rate may be violating labor laws under the FLSA.

Don’t Accept Wage Theft

Employees deserve to be paid fully for time worked, down to the last penny. If you are a Kentucky employee and your employer fails to pay federal minimum wage, or does not pay the overtime rate for hours worked over 40 per workweek, you may be a victim of wage theft. Contact us today by filling out our free, no-risk case evaluation form. You may be entitled to compensation if your employer is found to be committing wage theft.

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