Employer Handbook
A guide to the Kansas Employment Security Law

Welcome to the new Kansas Department of Labor and KansasEmployer website.

Links to pages on our website have changed. Please be sure to update any links you have saved.

already registered?

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. 


news and alerts

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 

Kansas Senate Votes to Confirm Governor Kelly's Labor Secretary Pick

In a  38 - 1 vote today, May 3rd, the Kansas Senate confirmed the appointment of Delía García as the Kansas Secretary of Labor. Secretary García will oversee the state Unemployment Insurance, Workers Compensation, Labor Market Information Services and Industrial Safety and Health divisions. Read more here.

KDOL Recognized at National Seminar

The National Association of State Workforce Agencies' (NASWA) 2019 State Information Data Exchange System (SIDES) Seminar in Nashville recently recognized several employers, Professional Employer Organizations (PEO's), Third-Party-Administrators (TPA's), and agencies for their dedication to reducing fraud and waste in the Unemployment Insurance (UI) system by their commitment to utilizing SIDES for UI benefit claims.

KDOL, along with other state agencies, attended the seminar and accepted the award at a ceremony on April 4, 2019.

Read more on the NASWA website: https://www.naswa.org/news/employers-agencies-recognized-for-dedication-to-eliminating-unemployment-waste-and-abuse-4419


Employer Contacts:
Local Field Office numbers

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