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Payroll Kentucky, Unique Aspects of Kentucky Payroll Law and Practice
The Kentucky State Agency that oversees the collection and reporting of State income taxes deducted from payroll checks is:
This information must be reported within 20 days of the hiring or rehiring.
The information can be sent as a W4 or equivalent by mail, fax or electronically.
There is a 0.00 penalty for 3rd and later offenses for a late report in Kentucky.
The Kentucky new hire-reporting agency can be reached at 800-817-2262 or 804-771-9602 or on the web at http://www.newhire-usa.com/ky/.
Kentucky does not allow compulsory direct deposit
Kentucky requires the following information on an employee's pay stub:
Kentucky requires that employee be paid no less often than semimonthly, less frequently for FLSA-exempt employees.
Kentucky requires that the lag time between the end of the pay period and the payment of wages to the employee not exceed eighteen days.
Kentucky payroll law requires that involuntarily terminated employees must be paid their final pay with in later of next regular payday or 14 days and that voluntarily terminated employees must be paid their final pay later of next regular payday or 14 days.
Deceased employee's wages must be paid when normally due to the surviving spouse or custodian of minor children if there is no will and estate is not over ,000.
Escheat laws in Kentucky require that unclaimed wages be paid over to the state after seven years.
The employer is further required in Kentucky to keep a record of the wages abandoned and turned over to the state for a period of 5 years.
Kentucky payroll law mandates no more than .02 may be used as a tip credit.
In Kentucky the payroll laws covering mandatory rest or meal breaks are that employees must have a reasonable meal period within 3-5 hours after shift starts; 10-minute rest each 4 hours; minors: 30-minute meal period after 5 hours.
Kentucky statute requires that wage and hour records be kept for a period of not less than one year. These records will normally consist of at least the information required under FLSA.
The Kentucky agency charged with enforcing Child Support Orders and laws is:
Child Support Enforcement Commission
Office of the Attorney General
700 Capitol Ave., Ste. 118
Frankfort, KY 40601
Kentucky has the following provisions for child support deductions:
Please note that this article is not updated for changes that can and will happen from time to time.
About the Author: Charles J. Read, CPA has been in the payroll, accounting and tax business for 30 years,