Kentucky Employment and Labor Law Updates 2023


December

There were no employment and/or labor bills that were enacted that were identified.


November

There were no employment and/or labor bills that were enacted that were identified.


October

There were no employment and/or labor bills that were enacted that were identified.


September

There were no employment and/or labor bills that were enacted that were identified.


August

There were no employment and/or labor bills that were enacted that were identified.


July

There were no employment and/or labor bills that were enacted that were identified.


June

There were no employment and/or labor bills that were enacted that were identified.


May

There were no employment and/or labor bills that were enacted that were identified.


April

There were no employment and/or labor bills that were enacted that were identified.


March

Medicinal Cannabis

Bill

Senate Bill 47

Summary

Defines terms and establishes a medicinal cannabis program; establishes that the Employer’s Mutual Insurance Authority shall not be required to provide coverage to an employer if doing so would subject the authority to a violation of state or federal law; requires hospital emergency departments to report cases of cannabinoid hyperemesis syndrome to the Department of Alcoholic Beverage and Cannabis Control.

Enacted

03/31/2023

Effective Date

06/29/2023, 01/01/2025

Topics

Prohibited_Practices: Cannabis, Marijuana, Marijuana_card; Workplace_Behavior: Cannabis, Drug-free_workplace, Drug_testing, Health, Impairment, Marijuana, Safety


Administration of Payroll Systems

Bill

Senate Bill 7

Summary

Defines political activities, candidate, committee, contributing organization, contribution, election, electioneering communications, fundraiser, independent expenditure, labor organization, public employee, slate of candidates, and testimonial affair; prohibits any deduction from the wages of any public employee for any dues, fees, or charges associated with a labor organization or for political activities without a written authorization from the public employee.

Enacted

03/29/2023

Effective Date

03/29/2023

Topics

Industry: Public_employer


Professional Employer Organizations

Bill

House Bill 394

Summary

Provides that each applicant for registration as a professional employer organization shall provides the Department of Workers Claims with specified information; provides that a professional employer organization shall meet the requirements if the financial statement submitted by the professional employer organization with its initial registration is without qualification as to the going concern status of the professional employer organization.

Enacted

03/24/2023

Effective Date

06/29/2023

Topics

Industry: PEO


Health Care Workplace Safety

Bill

House Bill 176

Summary

Provides that the Cabinet for Health and Family Services shall develop and disperse the specified information to health facilities, including guidelines for developing a workplace safety assessment, examples of a workplace safety plan, and examples of workplace safety standards specific to preventing workplace violence against health care workers; provides that it is an unlawful practice for a health facility to discriminate or retaliate against a health care worker who reports a safety violation.

Enacted

03/24/2023

Effective Date

06/29/2023

Topics

Employer_Obligations: Policy_requirement, Recordkeeping, Training, Workplace_violence; Employment_relations: Current_employees, Health_care_worker, New_employee; Industry: Health_care_facility; Prohibited_Practices: Retaliation


Peace Officer Contracts

Bill

Senate Bill 101

Summary

Extends contracts subject to reimbursement for training costs to five years for state police officers; extends contracts subject to reimbursement for training costs to five years for law enforcement officers employed by cities and counties; allows public airport boards to condition employment of a safety and security officer to contract to repay the airport board for training costs if the officer accepts a similar position within five years and require the firing entity to repay costs.

Enacted

03/23/2023

Effective Date

06/29/2023

Topics

Industry: Public_employer


Healthcare Workforce

Bill

House Bill 200

Summary

Creates the Kentucky Healthcare Workforce Investment Fund to be administered by the Council on Postsecondary Education for the purpose of funding, among other things, public and private partnerships to provide healthcare training scholarships to reduce the financial barriers of Kentucky residents seeking high-demand eligible healthcare credentials, and healthcare program incentives to reward performance and excellence among the Commonwealth’s healthcare programs.

Enacted

03/22/2023

Effective Date

03/22/2023

Topics

Wage_and_Hour: Grants


February

There were no employment and/or labor bills that were enacted that were identified.


January

Registration of Professional Employer Organizations

Bill

Senate Bill 10

Summary

Relates to registration of professional employer organizations; provides that beginning on specified date, the professional employer organization shall report and pay all required contributions to the Unemployment Insurance Fund using the state employer identification number and contribution rate of the client.

Enacted

01/06/2023

Effective Date

01/06/2023

Topics

Industry: PEO


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