Southern Migrant Legal Services (based in Nashville, TN) at 615-750-1200
Southern Poverty Law Center Southern Poverty Law Center (based in Atlanta, GA) at 404-521-6700 (http://www.splcenter.org)
Coverage for Farm Workers: Optional
Limitations: Employer may elect to become subject to workers' compensation law. Ky. Rev. Stat. Ann. § 342.660(1) (2011)
Statute: Ky. Rev. Stat. Ann. § 342.650(5) (2011)
Coverage for Undocumented Workers: Yes
Case Law: (w/ caveat that "alien" is not mentioned in statute) - Ky. Rev. Stat. Ann. § 342.640(1) (2011) (definition of "employee" includes "[e]very person . . . whether lawfully or unlawfully employed").
Benefits Available for Undocumented Workers: Undocumented worker awarded partial disability. Abel Verdon Const. v. Rivera, 348 S.W.3d 749 (ALJs award of partial disability to claimant confirmed by Court of Appeals).
Additional Information: Abel Verdon Const. v. Rivera, 348 S.W.3d 749 (Ky. 2011) (parties did not dispute that the claimant was an unauthorized alien and that Chapter 342 covers him without regard to the legality of his status as an employee).