Kentucky Retail and Restaurant Groups Applaud Supreme Court Decision


In February 2015, the Kentucky Retail Federation (KRF), Kentucky Restaurant Association (KRA), and Packaging Unlimited filed suit challenging Louisville Metro Council’s authority to enact local wages. KRF and KRA applaud the Kentucky Supreme Court’s recent ruling invalidating Louisville’s local minimum wage ordinance.

“While we are still analyzing the opinion, we’re pleased the Court upheld the rule of law and agreed with our arguments that local governments cannot establish a minimum wage and recognize the comprehensive scheme of legislation that already exists in state law,” Stacy Roof, Kentucky Restaurant Association president said.

This ruling sets a clear precedent for communities and employers alike, establishing important boundaries on Kentucky’s home rule law.

“Employers can rest assured knowing localities cannot devise a patchwork quilt of employment laws,” Tod Griffin, Kentucky Retail Federation president said.

Sarah Rowlette