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What should I know about wage and hour claims and overtime?

Kentucky workers have the right to be paid a fair amount that complies with state law for work they have done. With the changes to the law for minimum wage, workers are now earning more than they did in the past. However, questions are frequently asked about overtime, how much they are supposed to receive, and who can receive it. Knowing the law for overtime is critical to getting what they deserve. If there is a dispute over wage and hour claims, having legal help is essential.

In Kentucky, workers are to be paid 1.5 times what they earn hourly in a 40-hour workweek. It is important for workers to note that there is no overtime requirement for workers who work beyond eight hours a day on a holiday or a weekend. In addition, employees are required to receive 1.5 times their regular pay in overtime if they work for seven days in one workweek. Supervisors are not subject to this rule. Others are exempt based on the work they do. That includes those who are salaried professionals; people who work in residential care and provide 24-hour service; restaurant, hotel and motel employees; retail and sales workers; and those who work in administrative jobs.

Working with a disability: Your rights and UK's contributions

Having a disability should not prevent you from the opportunity to earn gainful employment. In many cases, people with disabilities have much to offer an employer, in addition to the desire to add their strengths to a team.

Though discrimination in the workplace does happen, it is illegal according to the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). Employers must offer, and maintain, employment for people with disabilities, offering accommodation as necessary.

Women file sexual harassment claim against fellow worker

Despite the recent attention paid to people who have been confronted with sexual harassment in the workplace and steps to put a stop to it, it is an unfortunate reality that the behaviors that constitute sexual harassment continue. For people in Louisville and throughout Kentucky, this can have a negative impact on how they do their job. It might even force them to leave if they are unable to function and nothing is done to put a stop to it by their employer. One avenue to deal with the issue is to contact a law firm that specializes in helping employees with their work-related issues including sexual harassment.

Several women at a nursing home allege that a man who worked with them committed multiple acts of sexual harassment and even assaulted some of them. The women have filed a case seeking compensation for what they say occurred. According to them, the man committed these acts over the last two years. Their civil lawsuit names the man and the facility.

What constitutes illegal disability discrimination?

Disability discrimination occurs when an employer covered by the Americans With Disabilities Act (ADA) treats a person with a disability unfavorably in any aspect of employment. The law requires fair and equal treatment of people with disabilities who are able to perform the work at hand, even if they require certain accommodations in order to do so.

Under the ADA, a person can be considered disabled if:

  • They have a physical or mental condition that substantially limits a major life activity.
  • They have a history of disability, such as having cancer in remission
  • They are perceived to have a non-transitory physical or mental impairment, even if they don't actually have such an impairment
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