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

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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.

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Bobbi McSwine joined the ABC 36 News Team in March 2020. She started as a Web Content Producer in November 2019. She was born and raised in Chicago, IL, known to many as the “Windy City.” She studied journalism at the University of Illinois in Urbana Champaign. While in school, she had a number of internships ranging from Free Spirit Media, ABC 7 Chicago and Illinois Public Media. She fell in love with writing in high school and paired that with a newfound passion for storytelling in college. She misses her hometown, but she loves the horses and rich history in Lexington. When she’s not working, she’s probably listening to music or binge-watching Netflix. She’s always looking to get to know more people in Central Kentucky, so feel free to shoot her a message on Facebook @BobbiWTVQ, follow her on Twitter @McSwineB_News, or send her an email at bmcswine@wtvq.com.