Kentucky Employment Law Update – March 2017

Kentucky

Garnishment and Health Savings Accounts

On March 27, 2017, Kentucky Governor Matt Bevin signed legislation (S.B. 62) into law exempting health savings accounts from wage attachment and garnishment to include funds deposited in a health savings account.

The law takes effect 90 days after close of the Kentucky legislative session, which is projected to be June 28, 2017.

Read KY S.B 62

Unemployment Insurance

On March 27, 2017, Kentucky Governor Matt Bevin signed legislation (H.B. 473) amending the state’s unemployment insurance law. The bill:

  • Clarifies who is a subject employer;
  • Sets forth requirements regarding the disclosure of information and records;
  • Sets forth requirements for successor employers; and
  • Provides that delinquent surcharges and interest collected after a certain date must be deposited into the penalty and interest account.

The bill goes into effect 90 days after close of the legislative session (projected June 28, 2017).

Read KY H.B. 473