The Kentucky Labor Cabinet today issued a reminder to employers that it provides, at no charge, posters summarizing Kentucky’s wage and hour, wage discrimination, child labor, and occupational safety and health laws. Employers are required by law to display posters of these laws in a conspicuous and accessible place on the premise where any person is employed. Employers must also post a notice about its workers’ compensation insurance and certain information about the employee’s rights under workers’ Continue reading Labor Cabinet Offers Free Workplace Law Posters→
Attorney General Andy Beshear today joined AARP of Kentucky and members of the faith-based community to launch a partnership to protect local congregations and the communities they serve from con artists and the latest scams.
Secretary Hal Heiner today announced that Anderson and Graves counties have been certified as Kentucky Work Ready Communities. Carter, Clinton and Pendleton counties have been certified as Kentucky Work Ready Communities in Progress.
Joined by legislators and officials from local government, education and business associations, Gov. Matt Bevin ceremonially signed House Bill 3, which repeals the state law requiring payment of a set hourly base (prevailing) wage to workers on public works construction projects.
The Kentucky Infrastructure Authority (KIA) has named Donna L. McNeil as the new executive director. The KIA board approved McNeil’s appointment as director at their monthly meeting last week. McNeil recently served as Compliance Specialist with the Kentucky Rural Water Association (KRWA) in Bowling Green. There she served as chair of the Drinking Water Infrastructure Sustainability Committee and as proxy to KRWA executive director for Drinking Water Advisory Council and Continue reading Kentucky Infrastructure Authority Names New Executive Directo→
Gov. Matt Bevin and the Department for Local Government (DLG) selected 20 Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF) grants for total funding up to $758,000. These grants assist in maintaining and developing Kentucky’s state parks and park facilities. LCWF is funded by the National Park Service and is administered by DLG.
In support of Kentucky agriculture, Attorney General Andy Beshear today joined with other egg-producing states to ask the country’s highest court to review a lower court’s decision that upheld California’s “Shell Egg Laws.”
Kentucky’s exports broke an all-time record in 2016 with $29.24 billion in goods and services shipped abroad from the Commonwealth, a 5.8-percent increase from 2015, Gov. Matt Bevin recently announced.
The Spring Forest Fire Season, which begins today and lasts until April 30, is in effect in every Kentucky county. This law prohibits any person to burn between the daylight hours of 6:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m.
WWE’s SmackDown Live is coming to Louisville. The event will be held at the KFC Yum! Center on Tuesday, April 18 and marks the return of live, televised professional wrestling events in the Commonwealth.
SmackDown will be the first major televised combat sporting event in Kentucky since Governor Bevin streamlined the state’s boxing and wrestling regulations last November as part of the Red Tape Reduction Initiative. Prior to these changes, WWE had not Continue reading KENTUCKY TO HOST WWE TELEVISED EVENT→
Following Governor Matt Bevin’s lead on ‘fair chance’ employment and granting ‘second chances’ to individuals with criminal histories, the Kentucky Motor Vehicle Commission voted on Friday to remove a long-standing hurdle in the hiring process.
On behalf of Gov. Matt Bevin, Lt. Gov. Jenean Hampton today joined Department for Local Government (DLG) Commissioner Sandy Dunahoo in a Capitol rotunda ceremony to announce over $5.7 million in Community Development Block Grants (CDBG) for 13 new projects in Kentucky. These grants impact multiple regions and counties across the Commonwealth.