Louisville Minimum Wage Laws Louisville, Kentucky Local Minimum Wage for 2020, 2021

While Kentucky's state minimum wage is $7.25 per hour, Louisville has set its own, higher minimum wage rate that applies to employees of all companies who work within Louisville. A minimum wage increase is currently scheduled in Louisville, but until the effective date of the state minimum wage rate of $7.25 will apply.

Struck down by the Kentucky supreme court in January 2017.:

Future Increase

Because Louisville has a higher minimum wage rate than the one set by Kentucky or the Federal government, the higher local minimum wage rate takes precedence and must be paid to all employees covered by the local minimum wage regulation.

Keep in mind that Kentucky and the Federal Fair Labor Standards Act both define various minimum wage exemptions and other labor laws that may apply to employees in Louisville. You can find more information about Kentucky's minimum wage and labor laws on this site.

Louisville Minimum Wage Rates 2021 Other Local Minimum Wage Rates in Kentucky

In addition to Louisville, there are other localities in Kentucky that have passed municipal minimum wage legislation. The following is a table of other Kentucky localities with established minimum wage laws.

Locality Applies To Minimum Wage Comparison to State
Lexington Struck down by the Kentucky supreme court in January 2017. $0.00 -$7.25

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