Kansas Holidays laws & HR compliance analysis

Kansas Holidays: What you need to know

Kansas observes the following as official state holidays (KS Stat. Sec. 35-107):
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January 1 New Year's Day
Third Monday in January Martin Luther King Jr. Day
Third Monday in February Presidents' Day
Last Monday in May Memorial Day
July 4 Independence Day
First Monday in September Labor Day
Second Monday in October Columbus Day
November 11 Veterans Day
Fourth Thursday in November Thanksgiving Day
December 25 Christmas Day
State employees. State offices are closed and state employees are entitled to New Year's Day, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Veterans Day, Thanksgiving Day, and Christmas Day as paid days off. When a holiday falls on a Saturday, it is observed on the preceding Friday; when a holiday falls on a Sunday, the following Monday is the observed holiday (KS Admin. Regs. Sec. 1-9-2).
Private employers are not required by state law to provide any holidays to their employees as paid (or unpaid) holidays. However, the majority of Kansas employers observe at least seven holidays.
Last reviewed on December 13, 2017.

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Kansas Holidays Resources

Type Title
Handouts Managing Holiday Celebrations (Handout)
Policies Holiday
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