Citizens Regulatory Review Board Notice Now Posted on Amusement Ride Webpage

Welcome to the Kansas Department of Labor (KDOL) site. KDOL assists in the prevention of economic insecurity through unemployment insurance and workers compensation, by providing a fair and efficient venue to exercise employer and employee rights, and by helping employers promote a safe work environment for their employees. This facilitates compliance with labor laws while enabling advancement of the economic well-being of the citizens of Kansas.

      Lana Gordon, Secretary of Labor

News and Alerts

Labor Market Report July 2017
Preliminary estimates reported by the Kansas Department of Labor (KDOL) and Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) show a seasonally adjusted unemployment rate of 3.7 percent in July. This was unchanged from June and down from 4.2 percent in July 2016. Read more here.

NOTICE: A public hearing has been set on the new permanent rules and regulations under the Kansas Amusement Ride Act at 9 a.m. on Sept. 7, at the Kansas Department of Labor, 401 SW Topeka Blvd., Topeka, KS, first floor hearing room 3. Proposed permanent regulations mirror the temporary regulations that went into effect July 1, 2017.

Any comments or questions on the proposed regulations and requests for copies of the proposed regulations or economic impact statements should be sent to the Kansas Department of Labor, Attn: Bradley R. Burke, 401 SW Topeka Blvd., Topeka, KS, 66603 or email your questions to

KDOL Honors Employee for Meritorious Service
The Kansas Department of Labor (KDOL) is proud to announce the winner of the Employee Recognition and Award Program, Audri Smith. Smith is a Public Service Administrator/Graphic Designer in the KDOL Communications division and was honored for Meritorious Service. Read more here.

Amusement Ride Permit Application and Owner Registration NOW available at . Owners are directed to follow three easy steps to complete the registration and application for permits. Fees can be easily paid online by credit card. Amusement ride report of Itinerary form, definition of an amusement ride and resources are also available on the website. The report of itineraries form has been updated, please follow the steps on the webpage, submitting the new report of itinerary for events/locations after July 1, 2017. If you have questions about the application packet call the Industrial Safety and Health Division (ISH) at (785) 296-4386.

Questions about an overpayment debt being sent for offset? Read the Treasury Offset Program (TOP) FAQs or call the Asset Recovery unit at (785) 296-3609.




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