The counsel for Kentucky State Representative Will Coursey (D-Symsonia) is asking a judge to seal embarrassing videos of a deposition he gave in his counter-suit against a Capitol staffer who has accused him of sexual harassment.
Kentucky state Rep. Will Coursey of Symsonia wants the state to raise the minimum wage for tipped employees.
The three-term Democrat’s bill would first boost the wage from $2.13 per hour to $3.00 if passed this session. Then starting July 2015 the minimum wage would increase by 95 cents each year until it is 70 percent of the hourly minimum wage of non-tipped employees - currently $7.25.
Kentucky lawmakers have finished their first-ever training on sexual harassment.
More than a hundred lawmakers heard a lecture from Aime McFerren, a Louisville attorney with the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. She shared strategies for identifying sexual harassment, and the benefits of preventing it.
The first hearing in the sexual harassment lawsuit against former state Rep. John Arnold and elements of Kentucky state government revolved Wednesday around determining which parties should be accused.
Two Kentucky lawmakers have been named in a pair of sexual harassment lawsuits filed Tuesday on behalf of Legislative Research Commission employees.
The lawsuits also name the Legislative Research Commission as a defendant. The lawsuit filed against former state Rep. John A. Arnold Jr. also names House Speaker Greg Stumbo, claiming he didn't prioritize an investigation into sexual harassment claims.
A second lawmaker from western Kentucky is being accused of sexual harassment. Louisville attorney Thomas Clay is representing Nicole Cusic, who claims she was retaliated against when she complained about the behavior of State Representative Will Coursey.