Labor Cabinet Reporting On Unpaid Wages Returned To Workers

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FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) – The Kentucky Labor Cabinet will release a monthly report on the amount of unpaid wages it collects and returns employees each month.

A release from the cabinet says officials recouped $205,972.61 in wages in September. The total for the year is $1.4 million.

Labor Cabinet Secretary Derrick Ramsey says the report signals the cabinet’s “commitment to ensuring that hardworking Kentuckians get the wages that are owed to them under the law.”

The unpaid wages include unpaid overtime, withheld final paychecks, illegal deductions of pay and pay below minimum wage.

The cabinet’s Division of Employment Standards enforces wage laws, and enforcement typically begins upon the receipt of a complaint.