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Kansas Payroll Tax and Labor Laws

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Did you know that in Kansas tips may be credited for up to 40 percent of the minimum wage for employees customarily receiving and retaining at least $20 per month in tips?

Kansas Wage and Hour Laws

Kansas employers must pay a minimum wage of at least $7.25 per hour. Employees covered under the Fair Labor Standards Act must receive the federal minimum wage of $7.25 per hour.

All employees are covered except for:

  • those covered by the Fair Labor Standards Act;
  • those employed in an executive, administrative or professional capacity;
  • outside salespersons on commission;
  • agricultural workers; and
  • part-time workers age 18 or under and age 60 or over.

Kansas Payroll for Employers

Employers covered by Kansas' wage payment law must pay wages at least once in a calendar month and not more than 15 days following the close of a pay period.
Kansas Unemployment:

Taxable Wage Base ($000s):                        14,000

New Employer Rate (% Taxable Wages)    2.7 or 6.0

Employee Tax Rate (% Taxable Wages)     None

Kansas Income Tax Withholding

Kansas requires employers to withhold state income tax from employees' wages and remit the amounts withheld to the Department of Revenue.

Employers must withhold tax from all taxable wages paid to resident employees performing services in or out of Kansas and to nonresident employees performing services inside the state.

Kansas Benefits

Kansas Voting Rights:

Employer Right to Schedule Voting Hours         Yes

Pay Deduction for Voting Time Leave                 Time Off with Pay Limited to 2 Hours

Kansas requires employers, under certain circumstances, to allow employees sufficient leave time to vote.

All Kansas employers are required to allow employees time off to vote if employees do not have sufficient time before or after work. This summary is restricted to coverage of private employers. Employers must grant up to two hours of voting time leave. Employers can specify the time during the day employees may use as leave.

Kansas State Tax Resources

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Accurate as of December 2020