Kentucky Labor Cabinet

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The City of Paducah will meet with the Kentucky Labor Cabinet next week to discuss a citation following safety inspections at Parks and Recreation facilities.

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Kentucky Attorney General Andy Beshear has filed a lawsuit to block subpoenas issued by Gov. Matt Bevin’s administration as part of an investigation into teacher sickouts.

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Two months after Hector Fonseca was accused of sexual harassment in 2016, the Labor Cabinet’s assistant director for human resources sat him down for an interview.

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The Kentucky Labor Cabinet on Monday complied with a judge’s order to publicly name an employee who was accused of sexual harassment, but cleared by an internal investigation. / Kentucky Labor Cabinet

Kentucky's Labor Cabinet says it saved companies up to $434,000 in potential fines by conducting five on-site visits last month for employers across the state.  As a result of the free, on-site visits, also known as "consultative surveys," the cabinet says employers corrected 62 serious violations.

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Members of the Kentucky Labor Cabinet have been touring far west Kentucky to discuss incorporating apprenticeship programs in schools and economic development opportunities in the IT and telecommunications fields. Matt Markgraf recently spoke with Deputy Secretary Mike Nemes and Communications Director Jarrad Hensley about these efforts ahead of a meeting at Murray State University. 

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The Kentucky Labor Cabinet says the state has set an all-time low occupational injury rate. 

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The Kentucky Labor Cabinet recouped $1,922,179.55 in unpaid wages for Kentucky workers in 2016.

The Kentucky Labor Cabinet says it recouped more than $52,400 in unpaid wages for workers in the state last month.

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Kentucky’s labor secretary is trying to get more employers to offer apprenticeship programs that provide employment and on-the-job training for new workers entering an industry.