Employer Handbook
A guide to the Kansas Employment Security Law


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If you already have a username and password, log in to do any of the following:

  • View your current tax rate (click on Maintain Account Information)
  • Submit quarterly wage reports - How to File
  • 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


SIDES Participation
The State Information Data Exchange System (SIDES) and SIDES E-Response allow companies to electronically respond to UI information requests from KDOL. This eliminates delays caused by mailing the documents. Once you are enrolled in SIDES you can use your Employer PIN to access the SIDES site. 


Quarterly Wage Reports

How to File Quarterly Wage Reports Online

Qtr Months in Quarter  Last Day to File 
Jan - Mar  Apr 30 
Apr - Jun  Jul 31 
Jul - Sep  Oct 31 
Oct - Dec  Jan 31 


news and alerts

Weekly Benefits Payment Amount Updated

Effective July 1, 2019, the maximum weekly benefit amount will increase from $474.00 to $488.00.

Notice of Benefit Charges Online 2019

KDOL will electronically transmit your Notice of Benefit Charges through the SIDES E-Response website.

This is a secure website that allows you to:

  • View your charge details on a QUARTERLY basis instead of ANNUALLY.
  • Obtain weekly charge information for individual claimants.
  • Protest claimant charges from the website.

To ensure you receive email notifications, contact KDOL with your email address(es) by emailing us at KDOL.SIDES@ks.gov

Important Notice: MUST have an EMAIL address on file.

ALL Benefit Charge Notices will be Electronic!

Information for Schools and Organizations Working Within Schools

Individuals working in or for a school may not be eligible for unemployment insurance benefits during breaks or in between terms.  Federal and state law both have specific provisions for these types of workers. The KDOL website includes FAQ guides that answer questions like:

  • who is considered a school employee,
  • what is reasonable assurance and
  • how is eligibility determined 

Access this information for employers at: https://www.getkansasbenefits.gov/FAQs/Employers.aspx 


Employer Contacts:
Local Field Office numbers

If you have questions regarding your Unemployment Tax Account, please contact
(785) 296-5027