Is vacation pay considered earned wages in Kentucky?

Kentucky law defines "wages" to include any compensation due to an employee by reason of his employment and specifically includes "vested vacation pay." KRS 337.010. Vested vacation pay should be considered accrued vacation pay.

Claims for unpaid wages arising from vested vacation pay usually arise when someone leaves a job and the former employer does not want to pay them their vested and unused vacation pay. An example is this lawsuit Complaint for Unpaid Wages -- Vested Vacation Pay filed by Robert Abell to recover vested vacation pay that was not paid to an employee when she left employment.

Lexington, Kentucky wages and overtime lawyer Robert Abell represents individuals and employees seeking to recover the wages and overtime they've earned but not been paid; contact Robert Abell at 859-254-7076.