The Division of Wages, Hours, & Mediation is responsible for the administration and enforcement of Kentucky’s minimum wage, overtime, wage payment, child labor, wage discrimination, and the equal opportunities provisions including the rights of the physically disabled. The division is charged with investigating allegations of statute and regulation violations and rendering findings in a timely and efficient manner.

The division enforces the state’s prevailing wage laws. It is responsible for conducting prevailing wage hearings throughout the state, and issuing the appropriate wage determinations consistent with statutory and regulatory requirements.

General questions regarding wage and hour, prevailing wage, mediation, and child labor laws, should be directed to (502) 564-3534 or emailed to wages@ky.gov.

Staff Directory
Marjorie Arnold
Program Manager
(502) 564-1524
Mike Blevins
Eastern Area Investigator
(502) 564-4563
Audrea Collins
Program Coordinator
(502) 564-0981
Nicole Curtsinger
Eastern Area Investigator
(502) 564-1586
Althea Duff
Eastern Area Investigator
(502) 564-4564
Sherri Edwards
Eastern Area Investigator
(502) 564-4587
Sherri Engle
Eastern Area Investigator
(502) 564-4589
William Hampton
Western Area Investigator
(502) 564-4612
Mike Heightchew
Apprenticeship & Training Coordinator
(502) 564-4562
Debbie Henderson
Administrative Specialist
(502) 564-2639
Robert Horine
Western Area Investigator
(502) 564-4613
Mark Klein
Western Area Investigator
(502) 564-4615
Joe Lagrotto
Eastern Area Investigator
(502) 564-4588
Debbie Landrum
Eastern Area Investigator
(502) 564-1590
Patty Major
Western Area Investigator
(502) 564-4616
Cherie Mallonee
Western Area Investigator
(502) 564-3102
Jodie Martin
Program Coordinator
(502) 564-3203
Joe Ross
Eastern Area Investigator
(502) 564-1521
Angela Stephens
Western Area Investigator
(502) 564-3104
Mike Sullivan
Western Area Investigator
(502) 564-3150
Dianet Valencia
Outreach Program Coordinator
(502) 564-0687
Jeff Wiley
Employment Standards Consultant
(502) 564-1522
Tom Yancey
Western Area Investigator
(502) 564-3152
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