Department of Workplace Standards
The Department of Workplace Standards has the statutory authority and oversight to carry out the administrative duties of the Divisions of Wages, Hours, & Mediation; Apprenticeship; Occupational Safety & Health Education & Training; and Occupational Safety and Health Compliance.
Division of Occupational Safety & Health Education & Training
The Division of Occupational Safety & Health Education & Training assists employers and employees by promoting voluntary compliance with the OSH standards.
Division of Wages, Hours, & Mediation
The Division of Wages, Hours, & Mediation is responsible for the enforcement of wage and hour laws, child labor laws, various discrimination laws, and the management and enforcement of prevailing wage rate determinations.
Division of Apprenticeship
The Division of Apprenticeship is responsible for the oversight and promotion of the state’s Registered Apprenticeship program.
Division of Occupational Safety and Health Compliance
The Division of Occupational Safety and Health Compliance exercises jurisdiction for the enforcement, on-site consultation, and training services related to workplace safety and health.
Current Minimum Wage
$7.25 as of 7/1/2009
Required Posters
Click the links below to open the PDF files which you may print and use free of charge.

Also, there may be Federal posters your company is required to post. Please check the US DOL website here for those posters that may apply.

In addition to the Labor Cabinet posters, there are also two other mandatory posters for employers within the Commonwealth. The Kentucky Equal Employment Opportunity poster is provided courtesy of the KY Commission of Human Rights. The Unemployment Insurance Benefits poster is provided by the Office of Employment and Training.

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