Kansas Violence in the Workplace laws & HR compliance analysis

Kansas Violence in the Workplace: What you need to know

Under Kansas state law, public and private employers may restrict the ability of employees licensed to carry concealed weapons while they are performing their jobs (KS Admin. Reg. Sec. 12-16-124). Business owners may not restrict licensed employees from storing firearms in their private means of conveyance, even if vehicles are parked on company property. Business owners who restrict the carrying of concealed weapons on their property must properly post their buildings with signs. Parking lots may not be posted. Properties on which guns are prohibited under KS Admin Reg. Sec. 75-7c-10, including schools, churches, athletic event venues, and bars, must now be posted. Properties on which carrying concealed firearms is restricted under federal law are not required to be posted.
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Public buildings. Concealed weapons are prohibited in the state capitol; state office buildings; city and town halls; courtrooms (with exceptions); jails, prisons, and correction facilities; police, sheriff, and highway patrol stations; polling places; meetings of county, city, or other political or taxation boards; and public libraries.
Other exceptions. Concealed weapons are also prohibited in schools and colleges, daycare centers and preschools, churches and temples, mental clinics and psychiatric hospitals, athletic event venues, and bars.
State law requires that an employee who is a victim of domestic violence or sexual assault may use any accrued paid leave or, if paid leave is unavailable to the employee, unpaid leave of up to 8 days per calendar year as time off to obtain medical or legal relief, obtain victims' services, or appear in a legal proceeding, as specified by law (KS Stat. Sec. 44–1132

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