Kentucky Government Agencies

Please select a topic below to jump directly to the corresponding agency:

1. Discrimination/Harassment

2. Safety & Health

3. Unemployment Insurance

4. Wage and Hour/Labor Standards Violations

5. Workers’ Compensation

1. Discrimination/Harassment

For more information about filing a discrimination or harassment claim in Kentucky, see our page on filing a discrimination complaint: Kentucky

Discrimination/Harassment – State Agency

Kentucky Commission on Human Rights
Suite 700, The Heyburn Building
332 W. Broadway
Louisville, KY 40202
Phone: (502) 595-4024
Toll-Free: (800) 292-5566
TDD: (502) 595-4084
Fax: (502) 595-4801

Web Address: http://kchr.ky.gov/

Agency Description/Mission: KCHR’s mission is to eradicate discrimination in the Commonwealth through enforcement of the Kentucky Civil Rights Act.

Discrimination/Harassment – Local Offices of Federal Agency (EEOC)

Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC)
Louisville Area Office

600 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Place
Suite 268
Louisville, KY 40202
Phone: 502-582-6082
TTY: 502-582-6285

For more information about this agency, see the EEOC section of our page on federal agencies

2. Safety & Health (workplace health & safety complaints and information)

Safety & Health – State Agency

Kentucky Labor Cabinet
Occupational Safety & Health Program

1047 U.S. Highway 127 South, Suite 4
Frankfort, Kentucky 40601
Phone: (502) 564-3070
Web Address: http://www.labor.ky.gov/ows/osh/

Kentucky Occupational Safety and Health Facts and Services Booklet
Complaint Form

3. Unemployment Insurance

Department for Employment Services
Unemployment Insurance

275 East Main Street
Frankfort, KY 40621
Phone: (502) 564-2900
Web Address: http://www.oet.ky.gov/ui/ui.htm

UI Benefits Page
Claiming By Phone
Your Rights and Responsibilities While Claiming Unemployment Insurance Benefits

4. Wage and Hour/Labor Standards Violations

Wage and Hour/Labor Standards – State Agency

Kentucky Labor Cabinet
Division of Employment Standards, Apprenticeship & Training

1047 US Highway 127 S, Suite 4
Frankfort, KY 40601
Phone: (502) 564-3070
Web Address: http://www.labor.ky.gov/ows/employmentstandards/

Frequently Asked Questions
Kentucky Wage and Hour Regulations
Forms

Wage and Hour/Labor Standards – Local Offices of Federal Agency (DOL)

U.S. Department of Labor
ESA Wage & Hour Division
Louisville District Office
Gene Snyder US Courthouse and Customhouse
Room 31
601 West Broadway
Louisville, KY 40202-9570
Phone: (502) 582-5226
Fax: (502) 582-6890

For more information about this agency, see the U.S. Department of Labor section of our page on federal agencies

5. Workers’ Compensation (for job-related injuries or illness)

Kentucky Labor Cabinet
Department of Workers Claims

Prevention Park
657 To Be Announced Avenue
Frankfort, KY 40601
Phone: (502) 564-5550
Toll-Free: (800) 554-8601
Web Address: http://www.labor.ky.gov/workersclaims/

2008 Workers’ Compensation Guidebook
Forms

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