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We cover Bankruptcy, Probate & Inheritance LawUnemployment BenefitsWage & Hour Laws, Obamacare (ACA -Affordable Care Act), Child Custody Law, and Democracy & Voting Rights.

Access to Justice for Kentucky Consumers has been providing free tools and information to Kentucky consumers since 2006. Our seasoned lawyer editors have been translating legalese into plain English for over 35 years.

Tools and Resources for Kentucky Consumers

Bankruptcy & Debt

Kentucky Inheritance Law & Probate Procedure

Kentucky Unemployment Benefits

Kentucky Wage & Hour Law

  • Kentucky Minimum Wage:  

    The minimum wage in Kentucky is the same as the federal minimum wage: $7.25 an hour.

    Jefferson County Minimum Wage

    The minimum wage in Jefferson County is $7.25 an hour, the state minimum wage. Kentucky law prohibits city and county governments from adopting a local minimum wage that's higher than the state minimum wage. 

    Louisville Minimum Wage

    The minimum wage in Louisville is $7.25 an hour. The city of Louisville tried to raise its minimum wage in 2015 (to $8.15 to start, with increases thereafter). However, Kentucky’s Supreme Court struck down this ordinance, finding that cities and local governments can’t raise the minimum wage for local employees. As a result, Louisville employees are entitled only to the federal minimum wage, currently $7.25.

  • Overtime Pay: Every state has rules about weekly maximum hours and overtime. Learn about the overtime laws in Kentucky and whether they apply to you.
  • Wage Claims: If you're being unlawfully underpaid, you need to learn how to file a "Wage Claim" in Kentucky. 
  • Tips : Every state has special pay rates for tipped workers. Find out the rules for tipped workers in Kentucky.

Child Custody & Family Courts in Kentucky 

Kentucky Obamacare

Democracy In Kentucky, Your County, your city 

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