State: unpaid Kentucky workers will receive more than $1 million

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Labor Cabinet

FRANKFORT, Ky. (WTVQ) – Kentucky’s Labor Cabinet says it will return over $1,000,000 to unpaid Kentucky workers.

The state says it collected the restitution during the month of October from more than 200 companies who had not paid their employees.

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The Labor Cabinet says it will pay back missed wages for nearly 300 employees across the state.

According to the Labor Cabinet, the largest groups of unpaid wages come from a company that miscalculated more than $400,000 in overtime wages, a hospital system that missed three payroll cycles for employees, and a coal company that had not paid employees for two payroll cycles.

These companies will also be fined for failing to pay employees.