Kansas Hiring: What you need to know

The Kansas Act Against Discrimination prohibits hiring practices that discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, disability, national origin, ancestry, military status, or genetic test results (KS Stat. Sec. 44-1001 et seq.). Under this law, employers may not refuse to hire a qualified female employee who is married to a male employee. The Age Discrimination in Employment Act prohibits hiring practices that discriminate on the basis of age (KS Stat. Sec. 44-1111 et seq.). Both laws cover employers with 4 or more employees. State agencies and government contractors are also covered by separate provisions.
Domestic violence. Employers may not discriminate against workers who are victims of domestic violence (Kan. Stat. Sec. 44-1132). While the law does not explicitly address hiring, employers are advised to avoid such discrimination. Additional information is available.
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To help locate persons subject to child support orders, all employers must report information for each new or rehired employee to the Department of Human Resources within 20 days of the date of hire (KS Stat. Sec. 75-5742). Employers may submit a copy of the new employee's W-4 form or other equivalent, alternative report.
All employers operating in the state should report new hires. However, some payroll processing services automatically report additions to the employer's payroll as they are processed. Employers that use a payroll processing service should check to see if it is automatically reporting new hires.
Multistate employers. Federal regulations governing the nationwide new hire reporting registry permit multistate employers to designate one state for the reporting ...

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