Kentucky Labor Cabinet
The Kentucky Labor Cabinet is the state labor department that handles labor law related issues in Kentucky. They are the first point of contact for Kentucky employers and employees' labor law questions. Issues that are outside of the Kentucky Labor Cabinet's scope will be referred to the local office of the Federal Department of Labor. You can contact the Kentucky Labor Cabinet via these channels:
1047 U.S. Hwy 127 South, Suite 4
Frankfort, KY 40601-4381
Fax: (502) 564-5387
Federal Department of Labor Offices in Kentucky
There is one branch office of the Federal Department of Labor located in Kentucky. You can contact any of these offices for assistance with Federal labor law related matters, including filing a complaint, requesting labor law posters, claiming unpaid overtime, and more.
US Dept. of Labor
Wage & Hour Division
Ramono Mazzoli Federal Building
600 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Place
Louisville, KY 40202
Phone: (502) 582-5226
Contact: Karen Garnett, District Director
How can the Federal DOL and the Kentucky Labor Cabinet Help Me?
Both the Federal and State labor departments are here to help employees protect their rights under labor law, and help employers understand and maintain complaince with regulations.
If you are an employee and believe that your employer is violating labor law - for example, paying you less than the Kentucky minimum wage or violating overtime pay laws - call your nearest Department of Labor office and they will be able to advise you of your rights and help you recover any owed wages.
Keep in mind that federal law prevents your employer from retaliating against you in any way for talking to the Department of Labor about potential labor law violations. In addition to the Kentucky state contacts listed on this page, you can call the Federal DOL's national hotline from 8am to 5pm with questions at 1-866-4USWAGE (1-866-487-9243).