Unpaid Overtime and Wage Claims

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

If you work in Kentucky, the basic rules controlling payment of overtime are clear. Federal and state overtime laws require employers to pay covered employees 1 1/2 times your normal hourly rate for all hours beyond 40 worked in a week. One and a half times your standard rate of pay (also called time and a half) means that, for example, if you usually earn $20 per hour, you must be paid $30 per hour for overtime hours.

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. Determining if an individual fits within one of these exemptions requires an in-depth analysis of the duties and responsibilities of the employee. Just because your employer calls you an “administrator,” “exempt,” or “outside salesperson” does not determine whether you are actually exempt from overtime laws. Because federal and state overtime exemptions are complex and subject to change, it is essential that you meet with an attorney to decide whether you fall within one of these exceptions.

The attorneys at Abney Law have significant experience pursuing all types of wage claims, including unpaid overtime, unpaid wages, unpaid commissions, withheld benefits, and class action and collective action wage claims.  

In Kentucky, if an employer illegally withholds your wages you can be entitled to recover double those unpaid wages or unpaid overtime plus your attorney fees.  

If you think you’ve been denied the wages you are owed, contact the overtime attorneys at Abney Law online or call (502) 498-8585 to schedule a free consultation.