Workplace Laws

Kansas Wage Payment Law (K.S.A. 44-313 et. seq.)

Establishes: Definitions of employer, employee and wages; when wages must be paid, including at separation of employment; payment of undisputed wages; liability of general contractors; rules on withholding of wages; rules on notifications to employees; assessment of interest and/or penalties; the hearing process; individual liability of corporate officers or agents and more. For more information see Wages FAQ.

Kansas Minimum Wage and Overtime Law (K.S.A. 44-1201 et. seq.)
Guarantees a minimum wage of $7.25 for workers above the age of 18 years. Overtime pay is required after 46 hours of work in a work week. Employees and employers who are covered by the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), which is federal law, are not covered by this law. For more information see Wages FAQ.

Kansas Child Labor Law (K.S.A. 38-602 and K.S.A. 38-603)
Regulates the employment of workers under 18 years of age. This law protects children by prohibiting work in hazardous occupations for individuals under the age of 18, and limiting work hours for workers 14 or 15 years of age. Workers under 14 years of age (with a few exceptions) cannot be employed. Again, most companies are covered by the federal law. For more information see Child Labor Laws.

Kansas Private Employment Agency Law (K.S.A. 44-401 et. seq.)
Sets forth licensing procedures for private employment agencies covered by the act. Identified parties should contact the department for specifics on this statute. For more information see Private Employment Agencies. For more information see Private Employment Agencies.

Disclaimer: The following information is not legal advice. If you need legal advice, you should consult an attorney.

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Laws enforced by the Office of Employment Standards.
Disclaimer: The Kansas Wage Laws listed on this website are summarized. Varying factors may affect applicability of laws. Therefore, feel free to contact us regarding any issues of concern.

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