Kentucky Wage and Hour Investigations: What you need to know

Employers must maintain and keep on file for at least 1 year employee records that include the wages paid to each employee per pay period and the hours worked each day and each week. The labor department has the authority to inspect those records and make a transcription, at any reasonable time; and every employer, if requested to do so, must provide a sworn statement of those records (KY Rev. Stat. Sec. 337.320).
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Questioning employees. Employers must let the commissioner (or his or her authorized representative) question any employees in their place of employment during work hours (KY Rev. Stat. Sec. 337.340).
Wage discrimination. In cases of suspected wage discrimination on the basis of sex, the labor commissioner may enter a place of employment to inspect and copy payrolls and other employment records, to compare character of work and operations, and to question employees. The commissioner may examine witnesses under oath and require by subpoena witnesses' attendance, testimony, and the production of relevant documents. Failure to appear or to produce the requested information will be considered contempt (KY Rev. Stat. Sec. 337.425).
Any employer that violates Kentucky's wage laws may face a fine of $100 to $1,000. Violations include:
• Failing to pay employees according to wage payment, minimum wage, or overtime provisions;
• Discharging or discriminating against an employee because that employee has made a complaint, has testified, or is about to testify in any wage proceeding;
• Willfully hindering or delaying the labor commission's investigation;
• Failing to keep and preserve required records;
• Falsifying records; or
• Refusing to make any record or transcription accessible to the commissioner ...

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