Have Your Labor Rights Been Violated?
In Kentucky, every employee must receive, at a minimum, the minimum wage. Many employees — most of whom are paid on an hourly basis — are entitled to overtime wages for all hours worked over 40 in a work week. And many employees are also entitled to at least one unpaid, 30-minute meal break and usually two paid, 10-minute rest breaks each shift.
These rights are guaranteed by the Kentucky Wage and Hour Act and the Fair Labor Standards Act.
At Lockaby PLLC, we protect workers whose employers violate state and federal labor laws. We represent employees in cases involving:
- Failure to pay minimum wage (currently $7.25 per hour in Kentucky);
- Failure to pay overtime wages;
- Failure to pay agreed-upon wages;
- Failure to provide mandatory meal and rest breaks; and
- Misclassification of an employee as an independent contractor.
There are exceptions to wage and hour laws for tipped employees, independent contractors, and certain types of professionals. But it’s important to make sure that you are being properly classified and properly paid — and not missing out on wages to which you’re entitled.
Class Actions and Collective Actions
Many times, labor law violations do not just affect one person. For example, if you’re being unfairly denied overtime compensation, other employees likely are as well. While we handle labor violations for individual employees, we can also address these violations on behalf of large groups of employees through class actions and collective actions. In fact, Lockaby PLLC is one of the select few firms in Kentucky to have prosecuted and defended class action matters.