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.
February Labor Report
The state's February seasonally adjusted unemployment rate was 4.2 percent, unchanged from January and down from 4.6 percent in February 2014. Seasonally adjusted figures show Kansas gained 21,000 private sector jobs since last year, or 1.9 percent. Kansas nonfarm jobs increased by 21,200 jobs, a 1.5 percent increase since February 2014. Read more here.
January Labor Report
The Kansas Department of Labor’s Division of Labor Market Information Services (LMIS) released benchmarked 2014 data along with the January 2015 Labor Report. These revisions affect previous job reports and are particularly noteworthy because of their scope. The state’s January seasonally adjusted unemployment rate was 4.2 percent. 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.
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.