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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

June Labor Market Report
The state's June seasonally adjusted unemployment rate was 4.5 percent, up from 4.4 percent in May and unchanged from June 2014. Seasonally adjusted figures show Kansas gained 12,300 private sector jobs since last year, and 4,300 private sector jobs since last month. Read more here.

Brett Flachsbarth Receives Unemployment Insurance Integrity Award
The Kansas Department of Labor congratulates Brett Flachsbarth on receiving the Unemployment Insurance (UI) Integrity Award at the National UI Issues Conference. Read more here.

KDOL has updated the Workers Compensation Practice and Procedure Guide to reflect 2011 and 2013 changes in the Kansas workers compensation laws and regulations. Read more here.

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 your responses for the 2015 survey here.

Updated Website on New Hire Reporting
Federal and State law requires employers to report newly hired employees in Kansas to the New Hire Directory within 20 days. KDOL has launched a new website to provide employers with detailed information about reporting new hires, including how to report online and other reporting options.  Read more here.

KDOL Honors Three Outstanding Employees
KDOL is proud to announce the recipients of its Employee Recognition and Award Program. Troy DeBusk, Teri Briel and Larry Herman were honored for their outstanding job performance. Read more here.

KDOL Workers Compensation digital project has a name - DigiComp - and a new website. This project will create a web-based system for interacting with the division. Visit the DigiComp site for news, an overview, timeline and key staff involved in the project.

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.