Workplace Laws and Requirements

Learn about Kansas wage laws
Read Kansas law pertaining to wages, minimum wage, overtime, child labor and private employment agencies.

Read the Kansas Wage Payment Act
Link to all the provisions of the wage law.

Employer information about wage claims
Forms, procedures and other information for employers.

File a wage claim - employees
Forms, procedures and other information for

Wage claim hearing procedure
What to expect before, during and after a wage hearing.

Download posters for your workplace
Download posters required by state and federal law.

Child Labor Laws
Parents learn more about child labor laws, age requirements, exceptions and hours they can work. See links to resources for teen workers. Contact our office if you think an employer is in violation of the Child Labor Laws.

Apply for private employment license
Obtain a license to operate a private employment agency.

Non Workers Compensation Medical Fees
K.S.A. 65-6827, enacted in 2011, directed the Secretary of KDHE to set the fee providers could charge for medical records. However, K.S.A. 65-6827 was repealed effective July 1, 2013.

The reason for the repeal was the HIPAA Privacy Rule dictates how such fees were to be determined: "[T]he covered entity may impose a reasonable, cost-based fee…." As the cost basis necessarily varies among providers, KDHE decided that a standard set fee could not meet HIPAA's requirement. [See, 45 CFR 164.524 (c)(4)]

The only guidance as to what a provider can charge is that the provider’s charge be: 1) cost-based, i.e., bear a relationship to the actual cost of re-producing the record; and 2) that the amount charged be reasonable. Failure to comply with this criteria could constitute a HIPAA violation.

Kansas Open Records Act (KORA)

KDOL Guidance Documents