Scharfenberger Law Blog

The Basics of the Fair Pay Act in Kentucky

The Fair Pay Act.   What is it? A law signed by Congress on January 29, 2009, that restored worker protections against pay discrimination. The Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act allows individuals who face pay discrimination to seek rectification under federal […]

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The Basics of COBRA in Kentucky

If you lost your job, continuing your group health coverage may be a challenge. Whether you were terminated, resigned or have been cut down to part-time, you should know your COBRA rights. The Consolidated Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act (COBRA) gives […]

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The Basics of FMLA in Kentucky

The Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) provides employees who qualify with up to 12 work weeks of unpaid, job-protected leave in a 12-month period for specified family and medical reasons. It also requires group health benefits to be maintained […]

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Employers Face New Rules on Background Checks

Know your rights when your employer tries to dig up dirt during a background check.  After the first of the year, employers will need to provide job applicants and employees with the new Fair Credit Reporting Act “Summary of Rights” form before running […]

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Local Judge’s Video Admonishment of Attorney goes Viral.

A strong admonishment of an attorney by a Jefferson Circuit Court was captured on video and has gone viral. The ABA recently published the video on its website http://www.abajournal.com/news/article/jefferson_circuit_kentucky_judge_martin_mcdonald_backseat_driver_video/ The Court’s lecture appears to be the result of counsel’s attempts […]

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Breastfeeding mothers must be excused from Jury Duty in Kentucky.

If you are breast-feeding you must be excused from jury duty in the Commonwealth of Kentucky. KRS 29A.100(4) provides: “The judge shall excuse a mother who is breastfeeding a child or expressing breast milk from jury service until such time […]

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An Employer Must Provide a Place and Time to Breast-feed

A recently enacted Federal Law requires employers to provide a place and time for a woman to breastfeed.  Among many provisions in the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, Section 4207 of the law amends the Fair Labor Standards Act […]

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Breast-feeding in Public or Private is Legal in Kentucky, But the Debate Continues.

You may not know it, but it’s perfectly legal to breast-feed your child in a public or private location in the Commonwealth of Kentucky. KRS 211.755(3) states that: “No person shall interfere with a mother breast-feeding her child in any […]

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If you are not prepared to see it on the front page of your local paper…Do not put it on Facebook

What you post on Facebook can be used against you in Court. If you’re sharing something with your friends, you may as well be sharing directly with the local paper: A recent ruling in a U.S. federal court says that […]

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Adult Bullying in the Workplace may result in Lawsuits

Morning news anchor Jennifer Livingston, who works for a CBS affiliate in La Crosse, Wis., became a news story herself this week when she used her local television platform to call out a viewers’ negative email regarding her weight. In […]

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