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KENTUCKY WAGE AND HOUR LAWS

MINIMUM WAGE – Minimum wage rates and effective dates are as follows: $5.85 per hour effective June 26, 2007, $6.55 per hour effective July 1, 2008, and $7.25 per hour effective July 1, 2009. Should the federal minimum wage rate as prescribed by 29 U.S.C. Section 206(a)(1) be higher, Kentucky’s minimum wage rate will adjust to match the federal rate. (KRS 337.275)

OVERTIME – No employer shall employ any employee for a workweek longer than forty hours unless such employee receives compensation for employment in excess of forty hours in a workweek at a rate of not less than one and one-half times the hourly rate employed. This section does not apply to employees of retail stores engaged in work connected with selling, purchasing and distributing merchandise, wares, goods, articles or commodities, or to employees of restaurant, hotel and motel operations, to employees as defined and exempted from the overtime provision of the Fair Labor Standards Act in section 213(b)(1), 213(b)(10) and 213(b)(17) of Title 29, U.S.C. and employees as defined in KRS 337.285 Sec. 2(d) and 2(e). (KRS 337.285)

EXEMPTIONS – Minimum Wage (KRS 337.275) and Overtime (KRS 337.285) do not apply to: the following list of employees: (1) Any individual employed in agriculture; (2) Any individual employed in a bona fide executive, administrative, supervisory or professional capacity, or in the capacity of outside salesman, or as an outside collector as such terms are defined by administrative regulations of the Executive Director; (3) Any individual employed by the United States; (4) Any individual employed in domestic service in or about a private home. The provisions of this section shall include individuals employed in domestic service in or about the home of an employer where there is more than one domestic servant regularly employed; (5) Any individual classified and given a certificate by the Executive Director of Workplace Standards showing a status of handicapped worker or sheltered workshop employee under administrative regulations promulgated by the Executive Director of Workplace Standards; (6) Employees of retail stores, service industries, hotels, motels, and restaurant operations whose average annual gross volume of sales made for business done is less than ninety-five thousand dollars for the five preceding years exclusive of excise taxes at the retail level or if the employee is the parent, spouse, child, or other member of the employer’s immediate family; (7) Any individual employed as a baby sitter in the employer’s home or as a companion by a sick, convalescing or elderly person or by the person’s immediate family, to care for that sick, convalescing or elderly person and whose principal duties do not include housekeeping; (8) Any individual engaged in the delivery of newspapers to the consumer; (9) Any individual subject to the provisions of KRS Chapters 7, 16, 27A, 30A, and 18A provided that the secretary of the Personnel Cabinet shall have the authority to prescribe by administrative regulation those emergency employees, or others, who shall receive overtime pay rates necessary for the efficient operation of government and the protection of affected employees; (10) Any employee employed by an establishment which is an organized nonprofit camp, religious, or nonprofit educational conference center, if it does not operate for more than seven months in any calendar year; (11) Any employee whose function is to provide 24 hour residential care on the employer’s premises in a parental role to children who are primarily dependent, neglected and abused and who are in the care of private nonprofit child caring facilities licensed by the Cabinet for Health and Family Services under KRS Chapter 199; or (12) Any individual whose function is to provide 24 hour residential care in his or her own home as a family caregiver and who is approved to provide family caregiver services to an adult with a disability through a contractual relationship with a community mental health-mental retardation board established under KRS 210.370 to 210.460, or is certified or licensed by the Cabinet for Health and Family Services to provide adult foster care. (KRS 337.101(2))

TIPPED EMPLOYEES – Any employee engaged in an occupation in which more than $30 dollars per month is customarily and regularly received in tips, the employer may pay a minimum of $2.13 per hour if the employer’s records can establish for each week where credit is taken, when adding the tips received to wages paid, not less than the minimum wage is received by the employee. Subsequently, the tipped rate will adjust in accordance with the federal minimum tipped rate as prescribed by 29 U.S.C. Sec. 206(a)(1). No employer shall use all or part of any tips or gratuities received by employees toward the payment of the minimum wage. (KRS 337.275(2)) No employer shall require an employee to remit to the employer any gratuity, or any portion thereof, except for the purpose of withholding amounts required by federal or state law. No employer shall require an employee to participate in a tip pool whereby the employee is required to remit to the pool any gratuity, or any portion thereof, for distribution among employees of the employer. Employees may voluntarily enter into an agreement to divide gratuities among themselves. The employer may inform the employees of the existence of a voluntary pool and the customary tipping arrangements of the employees at the establishment. Upon petition by the participants in the voluntary pool, and at the employer’s own option and expense, an employer may provide custodial services for the safekeeping of funds placed in the pool if the account is properly identified and segregated from the other business records and open to examination by pool participants. (KRS 337.065)

RECORDS – Every employer subject to the provisions of the Kentucky Minimum Wage Law shall make and preserve records containing the following information: (a) Name, address, and Social Security Number of each employee; (b) Hours worked each day and each week by each employee; (c) Regular hourly rate of pay; (d) Overtime hourly rate of pay for hours in excess of forty hours in a workweek; (e) Additions to cash wages at cost, or deductions (meals, board, lodging, etc.) from stipulated wages in the amount deducted, or at cost of the item for which deductions are made; (f) Total wages paid for each workweek and date of payment. Such records shall be kept on file for at least one year after entry. No particular form or order is prescribed for these records provided that the information required is easily obtainable for inspection purposes. (KRS 337.320)

REST PERIODS – No employer shall require any employee to work without a rest period of at least ten (10) minutes during each four (4) hours worked except those employees who are under the Federal Railway Labor Act. This shall be in addition to the regularly scheduled lunch period. No reduction in compensation shall be made for hourly or salaried employees. (KRS 337.365)

LUNCH PERIODS – Employers, except those subject to the Federal Railway Labor Act, shall grant their employees a reasonable period for lunch, and such time shall be as close to the middle of the employee’s scheduled work shift as possible. In no case shall an employee be required to take a lunch period sooner than three (3) hours after the work shift commences, nor more than five (5) hours from the time the work shift commences. This section shall not be construed to negate any provision of a collective bargaining agreement or mutual agreement between the employee and employer. (KRS 337.355)

PAYMENT OF WAGES – Any employee who leaves or is discharged from employment shall be paid in full all wages or salary earned not later than the next normal pay period following the date of dismissal or voluntary leaving or fourteen (14) days following such date of dismissal or voluntary leaving whichever last occurs. (KRS 337.055)

UNLAWFUL FOR EMPLOYER TO WITHHOLD WAGES – No employer shall withhold from any employee’s wages any part of the agreed wage rate; unless (a) the employer is required to do so by local, state, or federal law; or (b) when a deduction is expressly authorized in writing by the employee to cover insurance premiums, hospital, or medical dues; or (c) other deductions not amounting to a rebate or deduction from the standard wage arrived at by collective bargaining or pursuant to wage agreement or statute; or (d) deductions for union dues where such deductions are authorized by joint wage agreements or collective bargaining contracts negotiated between employers and employees or their representatives. No employer shall deduct the following from the wages of employees: (a) Fines; (b) Cash shortages in a common money till, cash box or register used by two (2) or more persons; (c) Breakage; (d) Losses due to acceptance by an employee of checks which are subsequently dishonored if such employee is given discretion to accept or reject any check; or (e) Losses due to defective or faulty workmanship, lost or stolen property, damage to property, default of customer credit or nonpayment for goods or services received by the customer if such losses are not attributable to employee’s willful or intentional disregard of employer’s interest. (KRS 337.060)

TIME AND A HALF FOR WORK DONE ON SEVENTH DAY OF WEEK – Any employer who permits any employee to work seven days in any one workweek shall pay the rate of time and a half for the time worked on the seventh day. The above shall not apply in any case in which the employee is not permitted to work more than forty hours during the workweek; or to telephone exchanges having less than five hundred subscribers; stenographers, bookkeepers or technical assistants of professions such as doctors, accountants, lawyers and other professions licensed under the laws of this state; employees subject to the Federal Railway Labor Act and seamen or persons engaged in operating boats or other water transportation facilities upon navigable streams; persons engaged in icing railroad cars; common carriers under the supervision of the Department of Vehicle Regulation; and any officer, superintendent, foreman or supervisor whose duties are principally limited to directing or supervising other employees. (KRS 337.050)

PERFORMANCE BONDS

Except for employers who have been doing business in the state for five (5) consecutive years, every employer engaged in construction work, or the severance, preparation, or transportation of minerals, shall furnish on a form prescribed by the Executive Director a performance bond to assure the payment of all wages due from the employer. Surety for the bond shall be an amount of money equal to the employer’s gross payroll operating at full capacity for four (4) weeks. (KRS 337.200)

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

Kentucky Department of Labor – Division of Employment Standards – Apprenticeship and Mediation – 1047 U.S. HWY 127 South, Suite 4, Frankfort, Kentucky 40601-4381

Phone (502) 564-3070 • Fax (502) 564-2248 • Website: www.labor.ky.gov

“No individual in the United States shall, on the grounds of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, political affiliation or belief, be excluded from participation in, or denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any program or activity under the jurisdiction of the Kentucky Department of Labor.”

WAGE DISCRIMINATION BECAUSE OF SEX

(KRS 207.140 to 207.240 – KRS 337.420 to 337.433 and KRS 337.990 (14))

DEFINITIONS:

EMPLOYEE – Any individual employed by any employer, including but not limited to individuals employed by the State or any of its political subdivisions, instrumentalities, or instrumentalities of political subdivisions.

EMPLOYER – A person who has two or more employees within the State in each of twenty or more calendar weeks in the current or preceding calendar year and an agent of such a person.

WAGE RATE – All compensation for employment, including payment in kind and amounts paid by employers for employee benefits, as defined by the Executive Director in regulations issued under this Act.

PROHIBITION OF THE PAYMENT OF WAGES BASED ON SEX – The employer is prohibited from discriminating between employees of opposite sexes in the same establishment by paying different wage rates for comparable work on jobs which have comparable requirements. This prohibition covers any employee in any occupation in Kentucky. Any employer violating this Act shall not reduce the wages of any employee in order to comply with the Act. No employer can discharge or discriminate against any employee for the reason that the employee sought to invoke or assist in the enforcement of the Act.

EXEMPTIONS FROM COVERAGE – A differential paid through an established seniority system or merit increase system is permitted by the Act if it does not discriminate on the basis of sex. Employers subject to the Fair Labor Standards Act of 1938, as amended, are excluded “when that act imposes comparable or greater requirements than contained” in this Act. However, to be excluded, the employer must file with the Executive Director of the Kentucky Office of Workplace Standards a statement that he is covered by the Fair Labor Standards Act of 1938, as amended.

ENFORCEMENT OF LAW AND POWER TO INSPECT – The Executive Director or his authorized agent has the power to enter the employer’s premises to inspect records, compare character of work and operations of employees, question employees, and to obtain any information necessary to administer and enforce this Act. The Executive Director or his authorized representative may examine witnesses under oath, and require by subpoena the attendance and testimony of witnesses and the production of any documentary evidence relating to the subject matter of any investigation undertaken pursuant to this Act. If a person fails to obey a subpoena, the Circuit Court of the Judicial District wherein the hearing is being held may issue an order requiring the subpoena to be obeyed. Failure to obey the court order may be punished as contempt of that court.

COLLECTION OF UNPAID WAGES – Any employer who violates this Act is liable to the employee or employees affected in the amount of the unpaid wages. If the employer violates this Act willfully, he is liable for an additional equal amount as liquidated damages. The court may order other appropriate action, including reinstatement of employees discharged in violation of this Act. The employee or employees affected may maintain an action to collect the amount due. At the written request of any employee, the Executive Director may bring any legal action necessary to collect the claim for unpaid wages in behalf of the employee. An agreement between an employer and employee to work for less than the wage to which such employee is entitled will not bar any legal action or voluntary wage restitution.

STATUTE OF LIMITATIONS – Court action under this Act may be commenced no later than six months after the cause of action occurs.

POSTING OF LAW – All employers subject to the Act shall post this abstract in a conspicuous place in or about the premises wherein any employee is employed.

PENALTIES – Any person who discharges or in any other manner discriminates against an employee because such employee has:

(a) made any complaint to his employer, the Executive Director or any other person, or

(b) instituted or caused to be instituted any proceeding under or related to this Act, or

(c) testified or is about to testify in any such proceedings, shall be assessed a civil penalty of not less than $100 nor more than $1,000.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:

Kentucky Labor Cabinet – Division of Employment Standards – Apprenticeship and Mediation – 1047 U.S. HWY 127 South, Suite 4, Frankfort, Kentucky 40601-4381

Phone (502) 564-3070 • Fax (502) 564-2248 • Website: www.labor.ky.gov

“No individual in the United States shall, on the grounds of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, political affiliation or belief, be excluded from participation in, or denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any program or activity under the jurisdiction of the Kentucky Department of Labor.”

KENTUCKY CHILD LABOR LAWS

HOURS OF WORK PERMITTED FOR MINORS 14 BUT NOT YET 18 YEARS OF AGE

 

* A minor 16 or 17 years of age cannot work more than thirty (30) hours in any one (1) workweek when school is in session, except that a minor may work up to forty (40) hours in any one (1) workweek if a parent or legal guardian gives permission in writing and the principal or head of the school the minor attends 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 (1) year unless revoked sooner by the school authority. The parental permission and school certification shall remain at the employer’s place of business.

Minors under 18 years of age shall not be permitted to work more than five (5) hours continuously without an interval of at least thirty (30) minutes for a lunch period. The beginning and ending of the lunch period shall be documented by the employer.

Definitions: Section 1. (1) “School in session” means that time as established by local school district authorities, pursuant to KRS 160.290.

Minors 14 but not yet 16 years of age may NOT be employed in: Any manufacturing, mining, or processing occupations, including occupations requiring the performance of any duties in workrooms or workplaces where goods are manufactured, mined, or otherwise processed; occupations which involve the operation or tending of hoisting apparatus or any power-driven machinery other than office machines; operation of motor vehicles or service as helpers on such vehicles; public messenger service; occupations in connection with: Transportation of persons or property by rail, highway, air, water, pipeline, or other means, warehousing and storage, communications and public utilities, construction (including demolition and repair).

OCCUPATIONS PROHIBITED FOR ALL MINORS UNDER 18 YEARS OF AGE

Occupations in or about Plants or Establishments Manufacturing or Storing Explosives or Articles Containing Explosive Components

Motor-vehicle Driver and outside helper on a motor vehicle

Coal Mine Occupations

Logging or Sawmill Operations

Operation of Power-Driven Woodworking machines

Exposure to Radioactive Substances

Power-driven hoisting apparatus, including forklifts

Operation of Power-Driven Metal Forming, punching, and shearing machines

Mining, other than coal mining

Operating power-driven meat processing equipment, including meat slicers and other food slicers, in retail establishments (such as grocery stores, restaurants, kitchens and delis), wholesale establishments, and most occupations in meat slaughtering, packing, processing, or rendering

Operation of Power-driven bakery machines including vertical dough or batter mixers

Power-driven paper products machines including scrap paper baler and cardboard box compactors

Manufacturing bricks, tile, and kindred products

Power-driven circular saws, band saws, and Guillotine shears

Wrecking, demolition, and shipbreaking operations

Roofing operations and all work on or about a roof

Excavating operations

In, about or in connection with any establishment where alcoholic liquors are distilled, rectified, compounded, brewed, manufactured, bottled, sold for consumption or dispensed unless permitted by the rules and regulations of the Alcoholic Beverage Control Board (except they may be employed in places where the sale of alcoholic beverages by the package is merely incidental to the main business actually conducted).

Pool or billiard room

PROOF OF AGE REQUIRED FOR MINORS 14 BUT NOT YET 18 YEARS OF AGE – Drivers License, Birth Certificate, Government Document with Date of Birth

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CALL: Kentucky Department of Labor – Division of Employment Standards – Apprenticeship and Mediation – 1047 U.S. HWY 127 South, Suite 4, Frankfort, Kentucky 40601-4381 • Phone (502) 564-3070 • Fax (502) 564-2248 • Website: www.labor.ky.gov

“No individual in the United States shall, on the grounds of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, political affiliation or belief, be excluded from participation in, or denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any program or activity under the jurisdiction of the Kentucky Department of Labor.”

 

OSHA – OCCUPATIONAL SAFETY & HEALTH ADMINISTRATION – U.S. DEPARTMENT OF LABOR

Job Safety and Health – IT’S THE LAW!

 

All workers have the right to:

A safe workplace

Raise a safety or health concern with your employer or OSHA, or report a work-related injury or illness, without being retaliated against.

Receive information and training on job hazards, including all hazardous substances in your workplace.

Request an OSHA inspection of your workplace if you believe there are unsafe or unhealthy conditions. OSHA will keep your name confidential. You have the right to have a representative contact OSHA on your behalf.

Participate (or have your representative participate) in an OSHA inspection and speak in private to the inspector.

File a complaint with OSHA within 30 days (by phone, online or by mail) if you have been retaliated against for using your rights.

See any OSHA citations issued to your employer

Request copies of your medical records, tests that measure hazards in the workplace, and the workplace injury and illness log.

 

Employers must:

Provide employees a workplace free from recognized hazards. It is illegal to retaliate against an employee for using any of their rights under the law, including raising a health and safety concern with your or with OSHA, or reporting a work-related injury or illness.

Comply with all applicable OSHA standards.

Report to OSHA all work-related fatalities with 8 hours, and all inpatient hospitalizations, amputations and losses of an eye within 24 hours.

Provide required training to all workers in a language and vocabulary they can understand.

Prominently display this poster in the workplace.

Post OSHA citations at or near the place of the alleged violations.

 

Free assistance to identify and correct hazards is available to small and medium-sized employers, without citation or penalty, through OSHA-supported consultation programs in every state.

 

Contact OSHA

1-800-321-OSHA (6742) • TTY 1-877-889-5627 • www.osha.gov

OSHA3165-04R 2015

 

SAFETY & HEALTH ON THE JOB

Kentucky Occupational Safety and Health Program

 

Kentucky Revised Statute (KRS) Chapter 338 establishes a program for protecting occupational safety and health. This notice details the safety and health protections for public and private sector employees working in the Commonwealth of Kentucky and must be prominently displayed in the workplace.

Employer Responsibilities: Employers shall furnish employment and places of employment which are free from recognized hazards that are causing, or are likely to cause, death or serious physical harm to employees; and comply with the occupational safety and health regulations, standards, and rules issued pursuant to KRS 338. Employers must provide information and training on hazards in the workplace including all hazardous substances. Required training must be provided to all employees in a language and vocabulary they understand.

Employee Responsibilities: Employees shall comply with the occupational safety and health regulations, standards, and rules issued pursuant to KRS 338 which are applicable to their own actions and conduct.

Records: Employees may request from their employer copies of their medical records, tests that measure hazards in the workplace, as well as the injury and illness log.

Standards: Kentucky’s occupational safety and health standards are adopted by the Kentucky Occupational Safety and Health Standards Board. The Board consists of 13 members, comprised of the Secretary of Labor who serves as Chair, and 12 other members equally representing agriculture, industry, labor, and the safety and health profession. The Board meets annually and additionally as needed. All meetings are open to the public.

Inspections: The Division of Occupational Safety and Health Compliance conducts workplace inspections to determine the cause or prevent the occurrence of occupational injuries and illnesses. During an inspection a representative of the employer and a representative authorized by the employees are given an opportunity to accompany the Compliance Officer for the purpose of aiding the inspection. Where there is no authorized employee representative, the Compliance Officer must consult with a reasonable number of employees regarding safety and health at the workplace.

Complaints: Employees or their authorized representative have the right to file a complaint with the Division of Occupational Safety and Health Compliance requesting an inspection if they believe a hazardous condition(s) exists in their workplace. The name of the complainant will be kept confidential upon request.

Discrimination Protections: Employees are protected against discharge and other discriminatory actions for having filed complaints and exercising any other right provided by the occupational safety and health laws. Employees who feel they have been so discriminated against may file a complaint with the Kentucky Labor Cabinet within 120 days of the alleged discrimination. Private sector employees also have the option of filing discrimination complaints with the U.S. Department of Labor within 30 days of the alleged discrimination. Complaint forms are available at www.labor.ky.gov.

Citations: A citation(s) alleging violation of a Kentucky occupational safety and health law(s) or regulation(s) may be issued to an employer following an inspection. The citation(s) is mailed to the employer and specifies an abatement date by which the alleged violation must be corrected. To inform employees, the employer must post each citation at or near the location of the alleged violation for three (3) days or until the violation is corrected, whichever is longer.

Proposed Penalties: An employer may be assessed a penalty up to $7,000 for each serious violation and up to $7,000 for each other-than-serious violation. Failure to correct a violation within the specified time period may result in penalties up to $7,000 per day. An employer who commits a willful or repeat violation(s) may be assessed a penalty up to $70,000 for each violation and not less than $5,000 for each willful violation.

Contesting Procedures: An employer who has been cited may contest the action before the Kentucky Occupational Safety and Health Review Commission. Equally, any employee or employee representative of an employer who has been cited may also contest the action. Any party wishing to contest a citation(s) must notify the Division of Occupational Safety and Health Compliance in writing of its intent to do so. Notices of contest must be postmarked within 15 working days of receipt by the employer of the citation(s). Notices of contest will be transmitted to the Review Commission in accordance with its rules.

Recordkeeping: Employers are required to maintain records of occupational fatalities, injuries, and illnesses experienced by their employees. Records must be kept using OSHA 300, 300-A, 301, or equivalent forms. Unless requested to do so by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, employers with 10 or fewer employees, or whose establishment(s) fall within an exempted North American Industry Classification System code are exempt from recordkeeping requirements.

Reporting: Employers must report to the Division of Occupational Safety and Health Compliance any incident that results in a fatality or the hospitalization of 3 or more employees within 8 hours from when the incident is reported to the employer, the employer’s agent, or another employee. Incidents resulting in the loss of an eye, an amputation, or the in-patient hospitalization of 1 or 2 employees must be reported to the Division of Occupational Safety and Health Compliance within 72 hours from when the incident is reported to the employer, the employer’s agent, or another employee. Mechanical power press point-of-operation injuries must be reported to the Division of Occupational Safety and Health Compliance within 30 days of the occurrence.

Education & Training Services: The Division of Occupational Safety and Health Education and Training assists employers who are interested in preventing workplace injuries and illnesses by developing and improving their workplace safety management programs. All assistance, such as on-site audits, consultation, and training, is provided cost-free upon request.

Kentucky provides occupational safety and health protections under a plan approved in 1973 by the U.S. Department of Labor. Questions and concerns regarding Kentucky’s program may be addressed to the Kentucky Labor Cabinet, Office of Federal-State Coordinator. The U.S. Department of Labor monitors Kentucky’s program. Any person who has a complaint regarding the administration of the Kentucky program may contact the U.S. Department of Labor, OSHA, Atlanta Federal Center, 61 Forsyth Street SW, Atlanta, Georgia 30303; (678) 237-0400.

Kentucky Labor Cabinet •1047 U.S. 127 South, Suite 4, Frankfort, KY 40601 • (502) 564-3070 • www.labor.ky.gov

No individual in the United States shall, on the grounds of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, political affiliation or belief, be excluded from participation in, or denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any program or activity under the jurisdiction of the Labor Cabinet.

Updated November 2015

 

EMPLOYEE RIGHTS

Under The Fair Labor Standards Act

FEDERAL MINIMUM WAGE – $7.25 PER HOUR BEGINNING JULY 24, 2009

 

OVERTIME PAY – At least 1½ times the regular rate of pay for all hours worked over 40 in a workweek.

CHILD LABOR – An employee must be at least 16 years old to work in most non-farm jobs and at least 18 to work in non-farm jobs declared hazardous by the Secretary of Labor. Youths 14 and 15 years old may work outside school hours in various non-manufacturing, non-mining, non-hazardous jobs with certain work hours restrictions. Different rules apply in agricultural employment.

TIP CREDIT – Employers of “tipped employees” who meet certain conditions may claim a partial wage credit based on tips received by their employees. Employers must pay tipped employees a cash wage of at least $2.13 per hour if they claim a tip credit against their minimum wage obligation. If an employee’s tips combined with the employer’s cash wage of at least $2.13 per hour do not equal the minimum hourly wage, the employer must make up the difference.

NURSING MOTHERS – The FLSA requires employers to provide reasonable break time for a nursing mother employee who is subject to the FLSA’s overtime requirements in order for the employee to express breast milk for her nursing child for one year after the child’s birth each time such employee has a need to express breast milk. Employers are also required to provide a place, other than a bathroom, that is shielded from view and free from intrusion from coworkers and the public, which may be used by the employee to express breast milk.

ENFORCEMENT – The Department has authority to recover back wages and an equal amount in liquidated damages in instances of minimum wage, overtime, and other violations. The Department may litigate and/or recommend criminal prosecution. Employers may be assessed civil money penalties for each willful or repeated violation of the minimum wage or overtime pay provisions of the law. Civil money penalties may also be assessed for violations of the FLSA’s child labor provisions. Heightened civil money penalties may be assessed for each child labor violation that results in the death or serious injury of any minor employee, and such assessments may be doubled when the violations are determined to be willful or repeated. The law also prohibits retaliating against or discharging workers who file a complaint or participate in any proceeding under the FLSA.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION – Certain occupations and establishments are exempt from the minimum wage and/or overtime pay provisions. Special provisions apply to workers in American Samoa, the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, and the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico. Some state laws provide greater employee protections; employers must comply with both. Some employers incorrectly classify workers as “independent contractors” when they are actually employees under the FLSA. It is important to know the difference between the two because employees (unless exempt) are entitled to the FLSA’s minimum wage and overtime pay protections and correctly classified independent contractors are not. Certain full-time students, student learners, apprentices, and workers with disabilities may be paid less than the minimum wage under special certificates issued by the Department of Labor.

Wage and Hour Division, U.S. Department of Labor

1-866-487-9243 • TTY: 1-877-889-5627 • www.dol.gov/whd

REV 07/16

 

EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY IS THE LAW

Private Employers, State and Local Governments, Educational Institutions, Employment Agencies and Labor Organizations

Applicants to and employees of most private employers, state and local governments, educational institutions, employment agencies and labor organizations are protected under Federal law from discrimination on the following bases:

RACE, COLOR, RELIGION, SEX, NATIONAL ORIGIN – Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, as amended, protects applicants and employees from discrimination in hiring, promotion, discharge, pay, fringe benefits, job training, classification, referral, and other aspects of employment, on the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), or national origin. Religious discrimination includes failing to reasonably accommodate an employee’s religious practices where the accommodation does not impose undue hardship.

DISABILITY – Title I and Title V of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, as amended, protect qualified individuals from discrimination on the basis of disability in hiring, promotion, discharge, pay, fringe benefits, job training, classification, referral, and other aspects of employment. Disability discrimination includes not making reasonable accommodation to the known physical or mental limitations of an otherwise qualified individual with a disability who is an applicant or employee, barring undue hardship.

AGE – The Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967, as amended, protects applicants and employees 40 years of age or older from discrimination based on age in hiring, promotion, discharge, pay, fringe benefits, job training, classification, referral, and other aspects of employment.

SEX (WAGES) – In addition to sex discrimination prohibited by Title VII of the Civil Rights Act, as amended, the Equal Pay Act of 1963, as amended, prohibits sex discrimination in the payment of wages to women and men performing substantially equal work, in jobs that require equal skill, effort, and responsibility, under similar working conditions, in the same establishment.

GENETICS – Title II of the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act of 2008 protects applicants and employees from discrimination based on genetic information in hiring, promotion, discharge, pay, fringe benefits, job training, classification, referral, and other aspects of employment. GINA also restricts employers’ acquisition of genetic information and strictly limits disclosure of genetic information. Genetic information includes information about genetic tests of applicants, employees, or their family members; the manifestation of diseases or disorders in family members (family medical history); and requests for or receipt of genetic services by applicants, employees, or their family members.

RETALIATION – All of these Federal laws prohibit covered entities from retaliating against a person who files a charge of discrimination, participates in a discrimination proceeding, or otherwise opposes an unlawful employment practice.

WHAT TO DO IF YOU BELIEVE DISCRIMINATION HAS OCCURRED – There are strict time limits for filing charges of employment discrimination. To preserve the ability of EEOC to act on your behalf and to protect your right to file a private lawsuit, should you ultimately need to, you should contact EEOC promptly when discrimination is suspected:

The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), 1-800-669-4000 (toll-free) or 1-800-669-6820 (toll-free TTY number for individuals with hearing impairments). EEOC field office information is available at www.eeoc.gov or in most telephone directories in the U.S. Government or Federal Government section. Additional information about EEOC, including information about charge filing, is available at www.eeoc.gov.

Employers Holding Federal Contracts or Subcontracts

Applicants to and employees of companies with a Federal government contract or subcontract are protected under Federal law from discrimination on the following bases:

RACE, COLOR, RELIGION, SEX, NATIONAL ORIGIN – Executive Order 11246, as amended, prohibits job discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, sex or national origin, and requires affirmative action to ensure equality of opportunity in all aspects of employment.

INDIVIDUALS WITH DISABILITIES – Section 503 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as amended, protects qualified individuals from discrimination on the basis of disability in hiring, promotion, discharge, pay, fringe benefits, job training, classification, referral, and other aspects of employment. Disability discrimination includes not making reasonable accommodation to the known physical or mental limitations of an otherwise qualified individual with a disability who is an applicant or employee, barring undue hardship. Section 503 also requires that Federal contractors take affirmative action to employ and advance in employment qualified individuals with disabilities at all levels of employment, including the executive level.

DISABLED, RECENTLY SEPARATED, OTHER PROTECTED, AND ARMED FORCES SERVICE MEDAL VETERANS – The Vietnam Era Veterans’ Readjustment Assistance Act of 1974, as amended, 38 U.S.C. 4212, prohibits job discrimination and requires affirmative action to employ and advance in employment disabled veterans, recently separated veterans (within three years of discharge or release from active duty), other protected veterans (veterans who served during a war or in a campaign or expedition for which a campaign badge has been authorized), and Armed Forces service medal veterans (veterans who, while on active duty, participated in a U.S. military operation for which an Armed Forces service medal was awarded).

RETALIATION – Retaliation is prohibited against a person who files a complaint of discrimination, participates in an OFCCP proceeding, or otherwise opposes discrimination under these Federal laws.

Any person who believes a contractor has violated its nondiscrimination or affirmative action obligations under the authorities above should contact immediately:

The Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP), U.S. Department of Labor, 200 Constitution Avenue, N.W., Washington, D.C. 20210, 1-800-397-6251 (toll-free) or (202) 693-1337 (TTY). OFCCP may also be contacted by e-mail at OFCCP-Public@dol.gov, or by calling an OFCCP regional or district office, listed in most telephone directories under U.S. Government, Department of Labor.

Programs or Activities Receiving Federal Financial Assistance

RACE, COLOR, NATIONAL ORIGIN, SEX, & INDIVIDUALS WITH DISABILITIES – In addition to the protections of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, as amended, Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, as amended, prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color or national origin in programs or activities receiving Federal financial assistance. Employment discrimination is covered by Title VI if the primary objective of the financial assistance is provision of employment, or where employment discrimination causes or may cause discrimination in providing services under such programs. Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 prohibits employment discrimination on the basis of sex in educational programs or activities which receive Federal financial assistance.

INDIVIDUALS WITH DISABILITIES – Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as amended, prohibits employment discrimination on the basis of disability in any program or activity which receives Federal financial assistance. Discrimination is prohibited in all aspects of employment against persons with disabilities who, with or without reasonable accommodation, can perform the essential functions of the job.

If you believe you have been discriminated against in a program of any institution which receives Federal financial assistance, you should immediately contact the Federal agency providing such assistance.

REV 11/09

 

“EEO is the Law” Poster Supplement

Employers Holding Federal Contracts or Subcontracts Section Revisions

The Executive Order 11246 section is revised as follows:

RACE, COLOR, RELIGION, SEX, SEXUAL ORIENTATION, GENDER IDENTITY, NATIONAL ORIGIN – Executive Order 11246, as amended, prohibits employment discrimination based on race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, or national origin, and requires affirmative action to ensure equality of opportunity in all aspects of employment.

PAY SECRECY – Executive Order 11246, as amended, protects applicants and employees from discrimination based on inquiring about, disclosing, or discussing their compensation of other applicants or employees.

The Individuals with Disabilities section is revised as follows:

INDIVIDUALS WITH DISABILITIES – Section 503 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as amended, protects qualified individuals with disabilities from discrimination in hiring, promotion, discharge, pay, fringe benefits, job training, classification, referral, and other aspects of employment. Disability discrimination includes not making reasonable accomodation to the known physical or mental limitations of an otherwise qualified individual with a disability who is an applicant or employee, barring undue hardship to the employer. Section 503 also requires that Federal contractors take affirmative action to employ and advance in employment qualified individuals with disabilities at all levels of employment, including the executive level.

The Vietnam Era, Special Disabled Veterans section is revised as follows:

PROTECTED VETERANS – The Vietnam Era Veterans’ Readjustment Assistance Act of 1974, as amended, 38 U.S.C. 4212, prohibits employment discrimination against, and required affirmative action to recruit, employ, and advance in employment, disabled veterans, recently separated veterans (i.e. within three years of discharge or release from active duty), active duty wartime or campaign badge veterans, or Armed Forces service medal veterans.

Mandatory Supplement to EEOC P/E-1(Revised 11/09) “EEO is the Law” Poster

If you believe that you have experienced discrimination contact:

OFCCP • 1.800.397.6251 • TTY 1.877.889.5627 • www.dol.gov/ofccp

REV 09/15

 

PAY TRANSPARENCY

NONDISCRIMINATION PROVISION

The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor’s legal duty to furnish information.

If you believe that you have experienced discrimination contact:

OFCCP • 1.800.397.6251 • TTY 1.877.889.5627 • www.dol.gov/ofccp

REV 12/16

 

INFORMATION ABOUT UNEMPLOYMENT INSURANCE BENEFITS

EMPLOYERS ARE SUBJECT TO KENTUCKY UNEMPLOYMENT INSURANCE LAW.

 

YOU MAY BE ELIGIBLE FOR UNEMPLOYMENT BENEFITS IF YOU LOSE YOUR JOB, ARE LAID OFF OR YOUR HOURS ARE REDUCED.

TO QUALIFY FOR BENEFITS, YOU MUST

Be unemployed through no fault of your own;

Be able and available to work and making a reasonable effort to obtain new work; and

Register for work when you file your claim.

You must also meet monetary eligibility requirements based on your earnings in your “base period,” the first four of the five completed calendar quarters preceding your claim. These earnings also determine the amount of benefits you may be entitled to draw. Generally, if you have worked for more than a year and earned at least $1500 during your base period, you may meet the monetary requirements for a claim.

IF YOU LOSE YOUR JOB OR ARE LAID OFF:

File your claim within the first week after you become unemployed by filing on the internet at www.oet.ky.gov, or by telephone at 502-875-0442 Monday through Friday, 7:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. ET (this is not a toll-free number).

After filing your claim, file continuing claims biweekly while you are unemployed, through the web site or by toll-free telephone at 877-369-5984 or 877-3MY-KYUI.

IF YOUR HOURS ARE REDUCED:

You may be eligible for partial benefits if you are still employed by your regular employer but are working less than your normal full-time hours due to lack of available work. Benefits are not paid in the case of reduction in hours due to total disability, vacation or personal reasons.

WORKERS’ COMPENSATION RECIPIENTS

If you missed at least seven weeks of earnings due to injury in any quarter during your base period, and were eligible for Workers’ Compensation (whether or not you drew it), you may be able to use wages earned before your injury to qualify for unemployment benefits. To qualify, you must file your claim within the first four weeks that you are unemployed following the period covered by Workers’ Compensation. Contact your nearest Unemployment Insurance office for more information.

CONTRIBUTIONS TO THE UNEMPLOYMENT BENEFIT FUND ARE PAID BY EMPLOYERS. NO DEDUCTIONS ARE MADE FROM EMPLOYEE WAGES FOR THAT PURPOSE!

DO NOT COMMIT FRAUD

If you make a false statement in claiming benefits, you can be disqualified for up to 52 weeks. You could face other penalties as well including felony charges, fines and possible imprisonment. Also, all benefits fraudulently received must be repaid to the Division of Unemployment Insurance. Interest will accrue and there may be a lien filing fee as well as a lien release fee.

Education and Workforce Development Cabinet, Department for Workforce Investment, Office of Employment and Training, Division of Unemployment Insurance – 275 East Main Street, Frankfort, KY 40621

POS-UI-5.1 (REV. 11.12)

INFORMACIÓN ALREDEDOR VENTAJAS DEL SUBSIDIO DE PARO

SU PATRÓN ESTÁ CONFORME A KENTUCKY LEY DEL SUBSIDIO DE PARO.

 

USTED PUEDE SER ELEGIBLE PARA LOS SUBSIDIOS DE DESEMPLEO SIUSTED PIERDA SU TRABAJO, SE DESPIDEN O SE REDUCEN SUS HORAS.

CALIFICAR PARA LAS VENTAJAS, USTED DEBE

Esté parado a través de ninguna avería sus el propios;

Esté capaz y disponible para trabajar y haciendo un esfuerzo razonable de obtener el nuevo trabajo; y

Coloqúese para el trabajo cuando usted archiva su demanda.

Usted debe también resolver los requisitos monetarios de la elegibilidad basados en sus ganancias en su “período bajo,” los primeros cuatro de los cinco cuartos terminados del calendario que preceden su demanda. Estas ganancias también determinan la cantidad de ventajas que usted puede ser dado derecho a dibujar. Generalmente, si usted ha trabajado para más que un año y por lo menos $1500 ganados durante su período bajo, usted puede resolver los requisitos monetarios para una demanda.

SI USTED PIERDE SU TRABAJO O SE DESPIDE:

Archive su demanda dentro de la primera semana después de que usted haga parado, archivando en el Internet en www.oet.ky.gov, o por el teléfono en 502-875-0442. Lunes hasta el viernes 7:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. ET (esto es no un número gratis).

Después de que archive su demanda, demandas de continuación del archivo dos veces por semana mientras que usted está parado, con el Web site o por el teléfono gratis en 877-369-5984 or 877-3MY-KYUI.

SI SE REDUCEN SUS HORAS O USTED TIENE RESTRICCIONES MÉDICAS:

Usted puede ser elegible para las ventajas parciales si a su patrón regular le todavía emplea pero está trabajando menos que sus horas a tiempo completo normales debido a la carencia del trabajo disponible. Las ventajas no son pagadas en el caso de la reducción en las horas debido a la inhabilidad total, a las vacaciones o a las razones personales.

RECIPIENTES DE LA REMUNERACIÓN DE LOS TRABAJADORES’

Si usted faltó por lo menos siete semanas de ganancias debido a lesión en cualquier cuarto durante su período bajo, y era elegible para remuneración de los trabajadores (si o no usted la dibujó), usted puede poder utilizar los salarios ganados antes su lesión a calificar para los subsidios de desempleo. Para calificar, usted debe archivar su demanda en el plazo de las primeras cuatro semanas que usted es parados después del período cubierto por remuneración de Workers’. Entre en contacto con su oficina más cercana del subsidio de paro para más información.

LAS CONTRIBUCIONES AL FONDO DEL SUBSIDIO DE DESEMPLEO SON PAGADO POR EMPLOYERS. NINGUNAS DEDUCCIONES ¡SE HACEN DE LOS SALARIOS DEL EMPLEADO PARA ESE PROPÓSITO!

NO COMETA FRAUDE

Si usted da falso testimonio al aplicar para los beneficios para el desempleo, usted puede ser descalificado hasta por 52 semanas. Usted tambien puede enfrentar otras penalidades como cargos de felonía, multas y posiblemente hasta encarcelamiento. Además, todos los beneficios recibidos fraudulentamente deberán ser pagados de vuelta a la División del Subsidio de paro. Habrá un interes cargado y puede haber un gravamen impuesto en su contra y una cantidad a pagar para retirarlo.

Desarrollo de Educación y de la Fuerza de Trabajo del Gabinete, Departamento de Inversión de Mano de Obra, Oficina de Empleo y Formación, División de Seguro de Desempleo, 275 Avenida Central del Este, Frankfort, KY 40621

POS-UI-5.1 (Inversor de corriente. 12.12)

 

EMPLOYEE POLYGRAPH PROTECTION ACT

The Employee Polygraph Protection Act prohibits most private employers from using lie detector tests either for pre-employment screening or during the course of employment.

PROHIBITIONS – Employers are generally prohibited from requiring or requesting any employee or job applicant to take a lie detector test, and from discharging, disciplining, or discriminating against an employee or prospective employee for refusing to take a test or for exercising other rights under the Act.

EXEMPTIONS – Federal, State and local governments are not affected by the law. Also, the law does not apply to tests given by the Federal Government to certain private individuals engaged in national security-related activities. The Act permits polygraph (a kind of lie detector) tests to be administered in the private sector, subject to restrictions, to certain prospective employees of security service firms (armored car, alarm, and guard), and of pharmaceutical manufacturers, distributors and dispensers.

The Act also permits polygraph testing, subject to restrictions, of certain employees of private firms who are reasonably suspected of involvement in a workplace incident (theft, embezzlement, etc.) that resulted in economic loss to the employer. The law does not preempt any provision of any State or local law or any collective bargaining agreement which is more restrictive with respect to lie detector tests.

EXAMINEE RIGHTS – Where polygraph tests are permitted, they are subject to numerous strict standards concerning the conduct and length of the test. Examinees have a number of specific rights, including the right to a written notice before testing, the right to refuse or discontinue a test, and the right not to have test results disclosed to unauthorized persons.

ENFORCEMENT – The Secretary of Labor may bring court actions to restrain violations and assess civil penalties against violators. Employees or job applicants may also bring their own court actions.

Wage and Hour Division, U.S. Department of Labor

1-866-487-9243 • TTY: 1-877-889-5627 • www.dol.gov/whd

REV 07/16

 

KENTUCKY LAW REQUIRES EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY

The Kentucky Civil Rights Act prohibits employment discrimination regarding: recruitment, advertising, hiring, placement, promotion, transfer, training and apprenticeship, compensation, termination or layoff, physical facilities, or any other terms, conditions or privileges of employment.

The Kentucky Civil Rights Act prohibits employment discrimination based on: disability, race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age (40 years old and over), or tobacco-smoking status.

The Kentucky Civil Rights Act prohibits employment discrimination by: employers, labor organizations, employment agencies, or licensing agencies.

For help with discrimination, contact: Kentucky Commission on Human Rights • 332 West Broadway, Suite 1400, Louisville, KY 40202 • Phone: 502-595-4024 • Toll-free: 800-292-5566 • Fax: 505-595-4801 • Email: kchr.mail@ky.gov • Website: www.kchr.ky.gov

 

EMPLOYEE RIGHTS AND RESPONSIBILITIES

UNDER THE FAMILY AND MEDICAL LEAVE ACT

THE UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF LABOR WAGE AND HOUR DIVISION

 

Leave Entitlements – Eligible employees who work for a covered employer can take up to 12 weeks of unpaid, job-protected leave in a 12-month period for the following reasons:

the birth of a child or placement of a child for adoption or foster care;

the bond with a child (leave must be taken within 1 year of the child’s birth or placement);

to care for the employee’s spouse, child, or parent who has a qualifying serious health condition;

for the employee’s own qualifying serious health condition that makes the employee unable to perform the employee’s job;

for qualifying exigencies related to the foreign deployment of a military member who is the employee’s spouse, child or parent.

An eligible employee who is a covered service member’s spouse, child, parent, or next of kin may also take up to 26 weeks of FMLA leave in a single 12-month period to care for the service member with a serious injury or illness. An employee does not need to use leave in one block. When it is medically necessary or otherwise permitted, employees may take leave intermittently or on a reduced schedule. Employees may choose, or an employer may require, use of accrued paid leave while taking FMLA leave. If an employee substitutes accrued paid leave for FMLA leave, the employee must comply with the employer’s normal paid leave policies.

Benefits and Protections – While employees are on FMLA leave, employers must continue health insurance coverage as if the employees were not on leave. Upon return from FMLA leave, most employees must be restored to the same job or one nearly identical to it with equivalent pay, benefits, and other employment terms and conditions. An employer may not interfere with an individual’s FMLA rights or retaliate against someone for using or trying to use FMLA leave, opposing any practice made unlawful by the FMLA, or being involved in any proceeding under or related to the FMLA.

Eligibility Requirements – An employee who works for a covered employer must meet three criteria in order to be eligible for FMLA leave. The employee must have worked for the employer for at least 12 months; have at least 1,250 hours of service in the 12 months before taking leave;* and work at a location where the employer has at least 50 employees within 75 miles of the employee’s work site.

*Special “hours of service” requirements apply to airline flight crew employees.

Requesting Leave – Generally, employees must give 30-days’ advance notice of the need for FMLA leave. If it is not possible to give 30-days’ notice, an employee must notify the employer as soon as possible and, generally, follow the employer’s usual procedures. Employees do not have to share a medical diagnosis, but must provide enough information to the employer so it can determine if the leave qualifies for FMLA protection. Sufficient information could include informing an employer that the employee is or will be unable to perform his or her job functions, that a family member cannot perform daily activities, or that hospitalization or continuing medical treatment is necessary. Employees must inform the employer if the need for leave is for a reason for which FMLA leave was previously taken or certified. Employers can require a certification or periodic recertification supporting the need for leave. If the employer determines that the certification is incomplete, it must provide a written notice indicating what additional information is required.

Employer Responsibilities – Once the employer becomes aware that an employee’s need for leave is for a reason that may qualify under the FMLA, the employer must notify the employee if he or she is eligible for FMLA leave and, if eligible, must also provide a notice of rights and responsibilities under the FMLA. If the employee is not eligible, the employer must provide a reason for ineligibility. Employers must notify its employees if leave will be designated as FMLA leave, and if so, how much leave will be designated as FMLA leave.

Enforcement – Employees may file a complaint with the U.S. Department of Labor, Wage and Hour Division, or may bring a private lawsuit against an employer. The FMLA does not affect any federal or state law prohibiting discrimination or supersede any state or local law or collective bargaining agreement that provides greater family or medical leave rights.

For additional information or to file a complaint:

U.S. Department of Labor, Wage and Hour Division • 1-866-4US-WAGE (1-866-487-9243) • TTY: 1-877-889-5627 • www.dol.gov/whd

REV 04/16

 

WELCOME

PUBLIC ACCOMMODATION

Kentucky Civil Rights Act requires that every person receive full and equal service in business establishments without discrimination because of race, color, disability, religion, sex or national origin. It is our policy to comply fully with that law. If you feel you have experienced discrimination contact: Kentucky Commission on Human Rights, Heyburn Building Suite 700, 332 West Broadway, Louisville, KY 40202, Phone (502) 595-4024, Fax (502) 595-5566.

 

KENTUCKY WORKERS COMPENSATION NOTICE

Employees of this business are covered by the Kentucky Workers Compensation Act (KRS Chapter 342). Conspicuous posting of this Notice is required by law.

 

Employer Name: Pikeville Medical Center

Address: 911 Bypass Road, Pikeville, Ky 41501

 

Workers Compensation Carrier (or Third Party Administrator): CCMSI

Policy No.: N/A effective 7/2/2014 to 7/2/2018

Address: P.O. Box 43909, Louisville, Kentucky 40253

Telephone: 502-394-3026, Contact Person: Diana Bentley, Claims

 

EMPLOYEES: IF INJURED – NOTIFY your supervisor IMMEDIATELY; when possible Notice should be in writing. FAILURE to notify your supervisor could result in denial of benefits. OBTAIN MEDICAL CARE. Your employer must pay for ALL NECESSARY MEDICAL CARE to treat a workplace injury. The employee may select the physician or medical facility to render care. If the employer is enrolled in an approved Managed Care Plan employee selection of physicians is LIMITED to the Approved Provider Network, except in certain emergencies. FOR INJURIES REQUIRING CONTINUING CARE the EMPLOYEE MUST DESIGNATE A TREATING PHYSICIAN, a form to do so will be furnished by your employer or its insurance carrier.

 

This employer IS participating in a Managed Care Plan for medical care. The name of the Managed Care Plan is Comp mc, its representative is Rebecca Claxon, phone no. 866-361-6899.

 

DISABILITY BENEFITS to replace wages lost due to a workplace injury are payable under the Workers Compensation Act after seven (7) days of disability. A CLAIM MUST BE filed with the Department of Workers Claims WITHIN TWO YEARS of the date of injury, or last payment of temporary total disability benefits.

 

NEED ASSISTANCE? Contact your employer’s claim representative. If your questions about workers compensation rights are not promptly answered call the Kentucky Department of Workers Claims at 1-800-554-8601 to speak to an Ombudsman or Workers’ Compensation Specialist.

 

EMPLOYER SUPERVISORS – NOTIFY MANAGEMENT IMMEDIATELY OF ALL INJURIES SO THAT A TIMELY REPORT CAN BE MADE AS REQUIRED BY LAW