|Fair Employment Practices
|Employers with four or more employees are not permitted to discriminate against workers based on protected characteristics, such as race, religion, color, sex, disability, national origin, ancestry, or age, under the Kansas Act Against Discrimination (KAAD) and Kansas Age Discrimination in Employment Act (KADEA).
Retaliation against someone who opposes discrimination, files a complaint, testifies, or assists in a legal procedure is also prohibited by the KAAD and KADEA.
|According to state law, it is illegal for an employer to treat employees differently within a single establishment based on their sex by paying them less than what is paid to employees of the other sex for the same tasks that require the same level of skill, effort, and responsibility and are completed under comparable working conditions.
|The Kansas Criminal History, Record Information Statute, forbids an employer from requesting that a candidate for employment inspect or contest their criminal history record to acquire a copy of the record.
The general rule is that an employer will not be held responsible for any hiring choice based on knowledge of an applicant's criminal history if the information has a reasonable bearing on the applicant's reliability or the safety or well-being of the company's employees or clients.
|A company must pay its nonexempt workers a minimum wage of $7.25 per hour if the federal Fair Labour Standards Act still needs to protect them.
|Under Kansas law, employers must compensate workers for all workweek hours worked more than 46 hours.
|In addition to being barred from working in several other jobs like manufacturing and transportation, kids under the age of 16 are also prohibited from working in hazardous occupations under Kansas's child labor laws. In addition, numerous occupations, including office and clerical work, are listed in child labor rules as actively permissible for minors.
|Health Continuation Coverage
|Regardless of the reason for the termination, Kansas group health policies provided to firms with two to 19 employees typically require that continuation coverage be extended to employees and their insured dependents. The duration of continuation coverage is up to 18 months.
|Payment of Wages
|According to the Kansas Wage Payment Act, employers must pay staff in cash or with a cheque or draught that is acceptable in the neighborhood where the workplace is located. An employer may pay salaries by direct deposit or electronic pay cards if specific requirements are completed.
|Every employee must receive an itemized account from their employer detailing all deductions made from their salary for each pay period during which those deductions were made.
|Employees can request written notice of their pay rate, payday, and payment location.
|It's generally against the law for an employer to take money from an employee's paycheck. The only exceptions are donations (like those made to a retirement plan, a charity, or union dues) and deductions mandated by state or federal law when the employee gives written consent.
|Leaves of Absence
|Kansas has several regulations governing mandated vacation time and employee leaves of absence. Maternity leave, voting leave, military leave, jury duty leave, domestic violence leave, and emergency responder leave are among the legislation that falls under this category.
|According to the Kansas Indoor Clean Air Act, smoking is prohibited in any workplace. There are a few exceptions. An employer must create and uphold a written policy that forbids smoking in the workplace and post signs noting that it is illegal to smoke there.
|Weapons in the Workplace
|According to the Personal and Family Protection Act, an employer can limit or forbid employees from carrying a concealed firearm while on the employer's property or performing work-related activities. However, employees are permitted to keep their guns in their vehicles on the employer's premises.
|Safe Driving Laws
|All drivers in Kansas are forbidden from texting and driving. Only drivers under 18 are exempt from the state's ban on talking on cell phones while operating a vehicle.
|When an employee leaves or is fired, payment must be made before the following regular payday. The employee may request that the earnings be sent to them by mail, in addition to the employer's standard payment methods.