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
2017 Survey of Occupational Injuries and Illnesses
The Kansas Department of Labor (KDOL), in conjunction with the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) released its 2017 nonfatal occupational injuries and illnesses data through the Survey of Occupational Injuries and Illnesses. The survey estimates annual counts and incident rates of nonfatal workplace injuries and illnesses of Kansas employers as well as case circumstances and workers characteristics for cases that involve days away from work. Data are collected from over 3,500 Kansas employers each year. Read more here.
Online System for Claims Administration Research/Regulation (OSCAR) - IS OPEN
The KDOL Workers Compensation Division has launched the Online System for Claims Administration Research/Regulation (OSCAR). OSCAR is a comprehensive digitization program intended to improve customer service; reduce administrative costs; increase operational efficiency and effectiveness and improve data quality and integrity. Read more here.
Labor Market Report October 2018
Preliminary estimates reported by the Kansas Department of Labor (KDOL) and Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) show a seasonally adjusted unemployment rate of 3.3 percent in October. This was unchanged from September and down from 3.5 percent in October 2017. Read more here.
Employers Will Pay Lower Unemployment Tax in 2019
Secretary of Labor Lana Gordon announced that Kansas' Unemployment Insurance (UI) Trust Fund reached a positive balance surpassing $800 million in July, representing a full solvency level and recovery from the depths of the Great Recession. With this solvency level, most Kansas employers will pay reduced unemployment tax rates in 2019 for the first time since major unemployment reforms were enacted in 2014. Read more here.
Lana Gordon, Secretary of Labor, Elected to the NASWA 2019 Board of Directors
The Kansas Department of Labor (KDOL) is pleased to announce the election of Lana Gordon, Secretary of Labor, to the National Association of State Workforce Agencies (NASWA) 2019 board of directors during the Annual Workforce Summit and UI Directors' Conference in Birmingham, Alabama. NASWA membership, comprised of state and U.S. territory workforce agency staff nationwide, selected new board members and an executive committee to represent its regions. Gordon will represent Region VII (Kansas, Iowa, Nebraska and Missouri.) Read more here.
KDOL Works with McCownGordon to Create a Kansas Construction SHARP Pilot
The Kansas Department of Labor (KDOL) Industrial Safety and Health division (ISH) recognized McCownGordon Construction, LLC today for going above and beyond promoting and implementing best practices that promote a positive work environment while maintaining a high level of commitment to safety and health of all employees. Read more here.
State Workplace Posters are available for Download FREE of Charge
Kansas employers are required by state and federal law to display certain posters in the workplace where they can be viewed by employees. All state posters are available for download FREE of charge through the Kansas Department of Labor (KDOL). They are found online at http://www.dol.ks.gov/Laws/Posters.aspx "We want to ensure Kansas employers have all the resources they need to meet federal and state requirements," said Lana Gordon, KDOL Secretary. "Employers may get solicitations to purchase these required posters, but they need to know there are no–cost options available through our website. As a customer service, we are pleased to offer this essential information FREE of charge." Read more here.
KDOL Cracks Down on Unemployment Fraud
Kansas Department of Labor officials are drawing attention to unemployment fraud as a serious drain on the state's economy and spotlighting the severe consequences of the crime. Read more here.
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