Kentucky Paychecks laws & HR compliance analysis

Kentucky Paychecks: What you need to know

"Wages" includes all amounts due for labor or service performed by an employee, including salaries, commissions, vested vacation pay, overtime pay, severance or dismissal pay, earned bonuses, and any other advantages agreed upon by the employer and the employee (KY Rev. Stat. Sec. 337.010).
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Kentucky employers must pay wages at least semimonthly (KY Rev. Stat. Sec. 337.020). Commissions are included in the definition of wages and must be paid at least semimonthly. Payment must be made for all wages earned up to a date that is not more than 18 days before the date of payment. These provisions do not apply to employees in bona fide executive, administrative, supervisory, or professional positions or to outside salespeople and collectors. An employee who is absent from work, or for any other reason is not paid on payday, must be paid within 6 days of request for payment.
Miners. Employers of 10 or more persons in a mining operation must pay wages on or before the 15th and 30th of each month, except when prevented from doing so by an unavoidable casualty (KY Rev. Stat. Sec. 352.540). Payment must be made for all wages earned up to a date that is not more than 15 days before the date of payment. An employee who is absent from work, or for any other reason is not paid on payday, must be paid on demand.
Wages may be paid in cash or by check, redeemable without charge, at a bank or elsewhere (KY Rev. Stat. Sec. 337.010).
Direct deposit. Mandatory direct deposit is permitted, but employees must be able to withdraw each payment at full face value, and employers must pay any resulting service charge. For example, an employer cannot require an employee to have his or her paycheck deposited ...

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