December Labor Report
The December seasonally adjusted unemployment rate was 4.2 percent, unchanged from the November revised unemployment rate and down from 4.9 percent in December 2013. Kansas gained 12,800 seasonally adjusted private sector jobs, or 1.1 percent since last year. Read more here.
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.
Employers must send accident reports to their insurance carrier, third party administrator or pool association for electronic submission to the Division of Workers Compensation. Per K.A.R. 51-9-17, all insurance carriers, group pools and self insurers are required to use Electronic Data Interchange (EDI) to file both First Reports of Injury (FROI) and Subsequent Reports of Injury (SROI) using the Release 3 Standards. All claim information submitted pursuant to K.S.A. 44-557a, and amendments thereto, by EDI shall be according to the Kansas EDI Release 3 Guide.
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.