Other Leaves: Kansas
Federal law and guidance on this subject should be reviewed together with this section.
Author: Jessica L. Skladzien, Kutak Rock LLP
- There are various types of leave that may be available to an employee in Kansas. See Leaves of Absence.
- Kansas does not have a state family and medical leave law applicable to private employers. See Family and Medical Leave.
- A Kansas employer cannot have written or unwritten employment policy or practice that specifically excludes pregnant applicants or employees from employment. See Maternity Leave.
- Kansas law does not requires private employers to provide employees with sick leave, vacation or holiday time. See Sick and Bereavement Leave/Vacation or Holiday Time;
- 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 Leave.
- An employer must provide an unpaid leave to any employee who is a member of the Kansas National Guard to attend drills and other activities. 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, among other things, get services from a domestic violence shelter. See Domestic Violence Leave.
- An employer may not terminate an employee who performs duties as a volunteer firefighter. See Emergency Responder Leave.