In the past, workers in Kentucky and across the nation who were confronted with sexual harassment of any kind in the workplace were frequently reluctant to speak up for fear of not being believed or experiencing a negative impact at work. With the rise of complaints and the #MeToo movement on social media sparking greater attention to the problem, more women are deciding they will speak out when they are mistreated in this way. Simultaneously, this is creating a more welcoming environment to lawsuits for compensation. People who are sexually harassed should be aware of the improvement and how legal filings can be effective.
In Kentucky, there are many reasons for workers to file wage and hour claims. It can happen in jobs where people earn salaries, make commissions or work hourly. For those who are in the service industry and rely on tips, there are certain issues that will frequently arise and negatively impact their take-home pay. In some cases, the employer is committing violations and workers are unsure of how to go about putting a stop to it. With workers for whom the bulk of their salary comes from tips, there is often a fear of the idea of "tip pooling" when it is forced by the employer. It is important to know the state law for this, so you can seek justice if illegal behavior is occurring.