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Employment Law Attorneys in Lexington

Protecting Your Rights as a Worker

Employers must adhere to state codes when dealing with their employees. The broad area that encompasses all areas of the employee and employer relationship is considered employment law. If you believe your rights as a worker were violated, let an experienced attorney at Gilbert Law Group PLLC assist you. We are members of the Kentucky Bar Association and the Kentucky Justice Association. We are focused on providing attentive service in hopes of achieving great results.

Employment law is a vast area of law that covers:

  • Hiring processes
  • Employment discrimination
  • Workplace privacy
  • Wages and benefits
  • Family and medical leave
  • Workplace safety

If you feel you’ve been treated unjustly in the workplace, don’t hesitate to reach out to us. Call us at (859) 594-7540 to discuss your case.

Your Rights as an Employee in Kentucky

The state government has laws in place to protect you and provide you with fair work conditions. When your boss disregards the laws set in place, he or she needs to be held accountable.

According to state laws:

  • Kentucky employees must receive at least the Federal minimum wage unless they are an exception
  • Employees who work overtime (more than 40 hours a week) must be compensated with 1 1/2 time pay unless otherwise exempt.
  • Employees have the right to a rest period of 10 minutes for every four hours of work.
  • Employees are entitled to a meal break no sooner than the third hour and no later than the fifth hour of work unless another arrangement has been mutually agreed to by both parties.

If you think that your employer disregards these laws, one of our Lexington employment law attorneys can take a closer look at your situation. Keep in mind that there are some exemptions and exceptions which may permit your employer to work around these statutes.

Time Off in Kentucky

Kentucky employers are not required to give their workers vacation leave. However, if they do choose to offer vacation leave, it is important that they stick to the terms of their contract. Employers can set a “use it or lose it” rule by which vacation time must be used within the year or lost. They can also set a cap on the amount of vacation time an employee can accrue.

When it comes to sick time, the state of Kentucky does not require employers to give any paid or unpaid sick leave. However, the employer is required to comply with federal laws or the Family and Medical Leave Act on this issue.

Gilbert Law Group PLLC understands that employment law can get complicated and there is a lot of fine print which can apply to company policies. Hire a knowledgeable team that understands this area of the law. Our experienced lawyers will sit down with you and discuss your case in detail to see if action is necessary.

Contact a Lexington employment lawyer at (859) 594-7540 if you are concerned about your work environment.

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