KDOL Connection: Employer Newsletter
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Quarter One 2012 Newsletter
Quarter Two 2012 Newsletter
KDOL Saving Kansas Employers Money
The Kansas Department of Labor recently paid down much of the Federal loan the state received as a result of our depleted Unemployment
Insurance Trust Fund during the recent downturn in the economy. At one point we had borrowed $170.8 million from the federal government.
The effect of paying off this portion of the loan will save approximately $1.1 million of interest which will be due September 30, 2012.
At the Kansas Department of Labor, we will continue to strive to find improvements in efficiencies that save valuable resources and
that help save our Kansas employers' time and money.
QWRs going paperless
There will not be a paper Quarterly Wage Report mailed out to Kansas employers who have filed their QWR online in the past. Only employers
who filed their QWR by paper last quarter will receive a paper QWR form again this quarter. KDOL is continuing its efforts to minimize
paperwork for both our Kansas Employers and for the agency itself. If you are an employer and filed your QWR by paper last quarter, you
will again receive a paper QWR. Otherwise, we encourage our Kansas Employers to go online at
and submit their Quarterly Wage Report electronically through the internet.
If you used the receipt of the paper report as a reminder to file your report, please make a note of the due date for each of the
quarters. 1st quarter due April 30, 2nd quarter due July 31, 3rd quarter due October 31 and 4th quarter due January 31.
Reminder: Employers in Kansas who have 50 or more employees, or Third-Party Administrators (TPAs) with over 50 employees
from all clients, are also required to file their QWRs online through the QWR website.
Per Kansas law, Kansas employers who have less than 50 employees are encouraged to begin filing their QWRs online as well. However,
if you are a Kansas employer with less than 50 employees and you choose to file your QWR on a paper form, you must make sure you use
the correct form. Forms submitted in the wrong format will not be accepted. Employers who submit a non-standard or incorrect form will
incur late penalties. If you are not mailed a blank form you may find the correct QWR form online
Upload Spreadsheet Available for Employers
An Excel spreadsheet is now available to employers for easy online filing. If you would like information or instructions on how to
use the spreadsheet, please call (785) 296-5027.
90-day Grace Period Expires
The 3rd Quarter of 2011 was the last quarter in which the 90-day interest free payment extension (outlined in HB 2676) was in effect.
Effective January 1, 2012, the 90-day extension period for paying quarterly taxes will no longer be offered. This means all
quarterly tax payments will be due by the last day of the month following the end of the quarter. If payments are not received by this
normal due date, an interest charge for the late payment will be assessed. The 90-day grace period is no longer in effect because of
Division of Workers Compensation relocates
The Division of Workers Compensation has moved locations. The Division of Work Comp is now located at 401 SW Topeka Blvd, in Topeka.
The previous phone numbers are all still correct. Please be sure to update your contact information and include the current address.
KANSASWORKS Connects Employers and Veterans
Great employees are a company's most important asset and that makes finding a hard-working, dedicated workforce a priority for employers.
This makes retiring military personnel the ideal candidate source for any job opening.
Military veterans are trained in an environment that requires consistent excellence. The skills and character refined through military
service are easily translated to the civilian workforce. Individuals with military experience have improved leadership skills and the
ability to work under pressure while seeing a task through to completion. These skills, combined with hands-on experience in a variety
of fields means military veterans are ready to go to work with little or no additional training, which translates into additional
savings for the company.
KANSASWORKS links employers and veterans, ensuring that the available candidates are ready to meet the employer's needs.
For assistance recruiting military veterans contact:
Debra Rodenbaugh Schaub
Workforce Response Coordinator
205 S. 4th St., Suite M
Manhattan, KS 66502
PH: (785) 224-6664