The Lexington-Fayette Urban County Council has passed an ordinance increasing the minimum wage over a three-year period from $7.25 to $10.10 per hour in Lexington-Fayette County. The first increase to $8.20 per hour went into effective on July 1, 2016.
The wage will increase to $9.15 on July 1, 2017, and then to $10.10 on July 1, 2018.
The ordinance has been codified as Chapter 13A of the Lexington-Fayette Urban County Code of Ordinances. The text of the ordinance is available online. For questions about implementation, contact the City of Lexington’s Legal Department at (859) 258-3500.
You can download and print the minimum wage poster to display for employees.
Currently, a lawsuit is pending before the Kentucky Supreme Court, challenging the legality of local wage mandates. Two statewide business associations filed suit against the City of Louisville after the passage of a similar ordinance to increase the local minimum wage above the state level. The Court has not issued a decision as of the time of this post.