Other Leaves: Kansas
Federal law and guidance on this subject should be reviewed together with this section.
Author: Jessica L. Skladzien, Kutak Rock LLP
- Kansas state law provides various leaves in addition to those leaves granted by federal law. See Kansas - Leaves of Absence.
- Kansas currently does not require state family and medical leave for private sector employees. See Family and Medical Leave of Absence.
- Kansas law does provide that Kansas employers cannot have written or unwritten employment policies or practices that specifically exclude pregnant applicants or employees from employment. See Maternity Leave.
- There is no Kansas law that requires private employers to provide employees with sick leave, paid or unpaid. Similarly, there is no Kansas law that requires private employers to provide employees with vacation or holiday time. See Sick Leave and Vacation Time; Holidays.
- Any person who is entitled to vote at an election conducted by a county election official in Kansas is entitled to a leave of absence from work for a period not to exceed two consecutive hours between the hours that the polls open and close on election day. See Voting/Election Leave.
- Private employers must grant unpaid leave to any employee who is a member of the Kansas (or other state) National Guard to attend drills or annual muster or to perform active service. See Military Leave.
- An employee is entitled to unpaid leave for absences related to jury service. See Jury Duty Leave.
- Kansas employees who are victims of domestic violence or sexual assault are entitled to leave to obtain or attempt to obtain judicial relief (such a restraining order); to seek medical attention; to obtain services from a domestic violence shelter, domestic violence program or rape crisis center; or to make a court appearance related to the domestic violence or sexual assault. See Domestic Violence Leave.
- There is no Kansas law that requires private employers to provide employees with bereavement leave. See Bereavement Leave.
- Kansas law generally prohibits municipalities from enacting their own leave laws. See Limitation on Local Leave Laws.