Wage and Hour Claims

Overtime and minimum wage laws are clear, but many employers still frequently violate these laws. If you have been wrongly denied overtime pay or even pay for your normal work hours, contact the attorneys at Abney & McCarty for a free, confidential consultation.

If you work in the Commonwealth of Kentucky, the basic rules governing payment of overtime are clear. If you are covered by federal and state overtime laws, your employer must pay you one and one half times your regular rate of pay for all hours above 40 worked in a given week. One and one half times your regular rate of pay (also called time and a half) means that, for example, if you normally earn $20 per hour, for overtime hours you must be paid $30 per hour. A week is defined as a regular seven-day consecutive period.

The Fair Labor Standards Act and Kentucky Wage and Hour Act contain exceptions for certain types of workers, including for executive, administrative, professional, outside sales, and certain computer-related employees. Whether an individual fits within one of these exceptions requires an in-depth analysis of the duties and responsibilities of the employee. Simply because your employer calls you an “administrator” or “outside salesperson” does not determine whether you are exempt from overtime laws. It is important to consult with an attorney to determine whether you fall within one of these exceptions.

If you have been denied proper compensation, contact the attorneys at Abney & McCarty, PLLC online or call (502) 459-4108 to schedule a free consultation.