House Bill 606

Last Action 03/04/20: to Judiciary (H)
Title AN ACT relating to wage payment.
Bill Documents Introduced
Bill Request Number 1910
Sponsors C. Fugate, B. McCool
Summary of Original Version Create a new section of KRS Chapter 514 to create the offense of theft of wages and establish penalties; define "employer," "employee," and "wages"; amend KRS 336.080 to indicate the secretary may enter places of employment without unreasonable delay to inspect a place of employment; amend KRS 337.020 to allow the commissioner to charge and collect past due wages; amend KRS 337.070 to require certain employers to include rate of pay, the number of hours worked, and the total amount of gross pay earned on wage statements provided to employees; amend KRS 337.200 to create an additional wage payment bond requirement for employers engaged in the severance, preparation, or transportation of minerals; amend KRS 337.295 to include reference to wage payment bonds; create a new section of KRS Chapter 337 to provide a cause of action for unpaid wages due; amend KRS 337.320 to require employers to keep record for three years of the name, address, and occupation of each employee, the rate of pay and amount paid to each employee, a list of personnel policies provided to the employees, and a copy of the wage statement provided to each employee; create a new section of Chapter 337 to require employers to provide to an employee a written notice at the time of hire that sets forth the rate and method of pay, the employees employment status, accruals of time, deductions that may be made from pay, and the name and address of the employer; require the employer to keep a copy of the notice signed by the employee; amend KRS 337.990 to include a civil penalty for failure to provide the written notice to employee and maintain a copy of the signed notice; amend KRS 337.994 to require the commissioner of the Department of Workplace Standards to conduct investigations to verify compliance with wage payment bond requirements; to create a civil penalty for violations of the wage payment bond provisions.
Index Headings of Original Version Crimes and Punishments - Theft of wages, creation of offense
Labor and Industry - Wage payment bond, requirements
Labor and Industry - Wages, recordkeeping and reporting of
Minerals and Mining - Wage payment bond, requirements
Personnel and Employment - Wage payment bond, requirements
Personnel and Employment - Wages, recordkeeping and reporting of
Wages and Hours - Wages, recordkeeping and reporting of
Coal - Wage payment bond, requirements


  • introduced in House
  • to Judiciary (H)

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