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- View your current tax rate (click on Maintain Account Information)
- Submit quarterly wage reports
- Upload data files
- Use Payment Warehousing to set a payment date
- Make a payment at any time
- Report new hires
- Report changes to your business
- Get copies of past filings and reports
- Use SIDES to enter requested information
After you login you also can:
- Apply for an unemployment insurance tax account
- Report a work layoff
- Rapid Response Information
- Report New Hires
- Other employer requirements
- Apply for Shared Work for your employees
- Report Fraud or Misclassification of Workers
News and Alerts
First Quarter Wage Reports are due Saturday, April 30, 2022. Login to your tax account to file.
If you suspect someone has committed unemployment fraud, such as using your employee's information to fraudulently collect unemployment benefits, report it to KDOL at www.reportfraud.ks.gov.
In accordance with H.B. 2001, individuals who have filed for a medical or religious based exemption from the vaccine mandates at their place of employment may file a complaint against their employer if they exemption request has been denied. Click here for more information on H.B. 2001.
Employers in Kansas are subject to other provisions that are under the responsibilities of the Kansas Department of Labor.
Kansas New Hire Directory Reporting
Employers are required to report new hires or rehires pursuant to K.S.A. 75-5743. Maintenance of a new hire database is required by the Personal Responsibility and Work Opportunity Reconciliation Act of 1996 (Public Law 104-193). The child support enforcement components require states to maintain a new hire database. The laws require that within 20 days of each new hire, rehire or employee returning to work from an extended layoff, the employer must report:
- The Social Security number, name, address and hire date of the new hire
- The employer’s Federal ID number (nine digits) with the employer’s corporate name and address
There are a variety of ways to comply with the statute. We encourage electronic reporting. It is the best method for updating current employment information. Some employers mail or fax a W-4 with items 1, 2, 8 and 10 completed. Some alternative reports designed by the employer are acceptable.
Employers with workers in several states may elect to report them to a single state. Employers choosing this method can save time and money by consolidating their new hire reports and electronically submitting them to a single state. Multi-state employers who elect to report to a single state must:
- Report all new hires, rehires and returns to work
- Submit electronic reports twice a month in a file meeting the specifications of that state
To report to a single state, you must notify the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services as to which state you have designated to receive all of your new hire information as part of multi-state employer registration. You can notify the Department in one of the following three ways:
- Register as "Multi-state Employer" via federal Office of Child Support Enforcement (OCSE) Multistate Reporting website
- Complete Multi-state Employer Registration Form via OCSE or call (410) 277-9470 to request a copy of the form to be completed, and send via fax or mail to the OCSE address below
- Mail or Fax notification to the OCSE address below using your own letterhead with the following information:
- Employer's legal name, address, phone number, contact name, and contact phone number
- Employer's Federal Employer Identification Number (FEIN) – if you have more than one FEIN, please make certain you use the same FEIN you use to report your quarterly wage information when reporting new hires
- State to which employer will be reporting
- List of all states in which the employer currently has employees
Remember, multi-state employers must electronically report the following information for each new hire:
- Employee Information: You must report the employee’s name, address and Social Security number. You also need to report the employee’s state of hire if you are reporting as a Multistate employer
- Employer Information: You must report the employer’s name, address, Federal Employer Identification Number (FEIN) and indicate if you are reporting as a Multistate employer. If you have more than one FEIN, please make certain you use the same FEIN you use to report your quarterly wage information when reporting new hires
Kansas Minimum Wage
The Kansas minimum wage is $7.25 per hour. All employees not covered by the Federal Fair Labor Standard Act must be paid Kansas minimum wage. Contact Federal Wage and Hour at (913) 551-5721 to inquire about whether your company is covered by the Federal Fair Labor Standards Act.
Federal and Kansas State law requires that certain posters be displayed in the workplace. Please visit the Download Posters page for more information.
Kansas law provides that those injured in industrial accidents should be compensated regardless of who is at fault. Current workers compensation law covers all employers in Kansas, regardless of the number of employees or the kind of work they do, with two exceptions: employers engaged in agricultural pursuits and any employer who during a given calendar year has an estimated payroll less than $20,000, unless the employer is a subcontractor.
The State of Kansas pays no workers compensation benefits to injured workers unless they are state employees. Private employers pay all benefits owed to their injured workers, either directly from the employer’s own resources or indirectly through another party. While most covered employers obtain insurance from private carriers or group pools, provisions in the law establish criteria for certain employers to become self-insured. Potentially eligible employers must apply for approval to use the self-insurance option from the Director of Workers Compensation. The Kansas Insurance Department approves the formation of group-funded self-insurance pools and determines whether employers qualify for membership in a pool.
For more information, please contact the Division of Workers Compensation at (785) 296-4000.
The Industrial Safety and Health Division is charged with helping Kansas businesses prevent workplace illnesses and injuries. This is done through free safety and health consultations that help employers find potential hazards at their worksites. The division provides both educational and safety incentive programs to assist employers develop and continuously improve safety at their facilities.
For more information, please contact the Industrial Safety and Health Division at (785) 296-4386.
Kansas employers are required to report wages to the Department of Revenue and the Department of Labor for the purposes of withholding tax, unemployment tax, and workers compensation. If an employer intentionally classifies a worker as an independent contractor to avoid paying these taxes, there is help available now because of a new law that protects workers and taxpayers.
Misclassifying employment in Kansas harms workers, the business community and Kansas taxpayers. For more information, visit the Kansas Kansas Department of Revenue website.
Penalties: Intentional misclassification of workers is illegal and constitutes tax and insurance evasion. Employers engaging in this practice may be subject to significant penalties and fines. Kansas law outlines the employer penalties, ranging from monetary fines to criminal charges, for intentionally misclassifying workers. Penalties are determined based on the facts in each case.
There are penalties under both Unemployment and Workers Compensation laws. These penalties are further defined in the statutes below.
Note: The links below are to other federal or state agencies. The Kansas Department of Labor is not responsible for their content or related technical difficulties.
Contact at (800) 870-3676 to request the I-9 or other INS forms
Contact at (800) 829-1040 for FEIN related questions or to request W-4 or other federal tax forms
Contact at (888) 369-4777 or 915 SW Harrison St, Topeka, KS 66612
Contact at (785) 296-3481 or via mail to 1000 SW Jackson St, Topeka, KS 66612
Contact at (785) 368-8222 or via mail to 915 SW Harrison St, Topeka, KS 66612-1588
Contact at (877) 729-6367 or via mail P.O. Box 758599, Topeka, KS 66675-859
Contact at (888) 757-2445 or via mail to P.O. Box 497, Topeka, KS 66601
Contact at (800) 827-5722 for information and assistance for small businesses
Contact at (800) 772-1213 for employers to verify whether an employee's Social Security number is valid
Contact at (866) 487-2365 for information pertaining to federal minimum wage, employee pay and other labor related issues
- American Payroll Association - Home Page
- Occupational Safety and Health Administration - Home Page
- American Payroll Association - Links to Federal and General Tax Related Sites
- Occupational Safety and Health Administration - Regulations and Compliance LinksOCSE - Child Support Information for Employers
- Bureau of Labor Statistics - Home Page
- OCSE - Three Things Employers Must Know About Child Support
- Bureau of Labor Statistics - State Labor Market Information Contact List
- Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation - Home Page The Conference Board, The Business Knowledge Network
- Census Bureau - Home Page
- U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services - Home Page
- Census Bureau - State Data CenterEqual Employment Opportunity Commission - Home Page
- U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services - Field Offices
- Equal Employment Opportunity Commission - Federal Laws Prohibiting Job Discrimination Questions and Answers
Professional Employment Organizations (PEOs) in the State of Kansas the Employee Leasing Provision
An employee leasing business, also known as a professional employment organization (PEO), is any independently established business entity which engages in the business of leasing employees to a client. A PEO is in the business of taking over and leasing back to a business its regular employees. An employee leasing business is liable for Kansas's unemployment tax on wages paid by the business to individuals performing services for clients. The PEO-Client relationship is a contractual, co-employment agreement. Therefore, under Kansas law, both entities are liable for the unemployment tax obligations.
The State of Kansas is a client reporting state. This means that the PEO must establish an account for itself and an account for each client it has in the state. The PEO account is known as the “parent account” and each client account will be linked to the parent account. The employee leasing business shall keep separate records and submit separate quarterly unemployment tax and wage reports for each client. The unemployment tax rate of the PEO is shared by all of its clients. Thus, each client’s unemployment tax rate will be the same as the PEO parent.
Establishing a New PEO Account
In order to establish an unemployment tax account in the State of Kansas, the PEO must first start by registering with the Kansas Insurance Commissioner . Please note that no PEO can be established in the State of Kansas unless they have first registered with the Kansas Insurance Commissioner.
Once the PEO appears as a registered PEO on the Kansas Insurance Commissioner’s website, you can then complete the Employer Status Report form (K-CNS 010) below for the PEO and send it to email@example.com for processing. Your application will be processed and you will be contacted with your account information. The KDOL terms this account the "parent account."
Establishing Client Accounts
Once you have received your unemployment tax account information for the PEO, you can then complete and send in the Client Status Report form (K-CNS 015) for each client. To acquire this form, contact firstname.lastname@example.org. Once the client account(s) have been established, you will be sent their account information.