The Kansas Department of Labor, including the Unemployment Insurance Contact Center, will be closed Friday, July 3. Offices will reopen on Monday, July 6.
May Labor Market Report
The state's May seasonally adjusted unemployment rate was 4.4 percent, up from 4.3 percent in April and down from 4.5 percent in May 2014. Seasonally adjusted figures show Kansas gained 8,300 private sector jobs since last year. Read more here.
Reasonable Assurance: Information about reasonable assurance; who is considered a school employee; how is eligibility for unemployment benefits determined and more are answered on http://www.dol.ks.gov/schoolemployers.aspx
The 2015 Job Vacancy Survey (JVS) is underway. Employers who received a postcard or email with a Survey ID Number are encouraged to respond to the survey as soon as possible. You can enter our responses for the 2015 survey here.
Updated New Hire Webpages
Federal and State law requires employers to report newly hired and re-hired employees in Kansas to the New Hire Directory within 20 days. The updated New Hire webpage here will provide information on reporting online and other reporting options.
Taxable Wage Base Changing
Due to legislation passed in 2013 (HB 2105), the taxable wage base will change to $12,000 beginning Jan. 1, 2015.
Attention Shared Work Employers: Weekly Certifications for shared work employees can now be submitted online. Employers can complete the certification and upload the file from their computer.
To access the certification link:
1. Go to your Employer Login
2. Once you have logged in, scroll to the bottom of the page, where you can download and upload spreadsheets.
3. Select: Upload Shared Work weekly Certifications. Files may be uploaded in a PDF or Excel document.
We have provided a K-Ben 2211, Shared Work-Weekly Certification to be used at your preference. If you choose not to upload, please mail or fax the weekly certification. Emails will no longer be accepted. Read the release.