Unemployment Insurance: Kansas
Federal law and guidance on this subject should be reviewed together with this section.
Authors: Autumn G. Long and Alan L. Rupe, Kutak Rock LLP
- Most employers are subject to the Kansas Employment Security Law. See Employer Coverage.
- Claimants must meet certain requirements in order to be eligible for unemployment benefits. See Employee Eligibility.
- Under certain circumstances, workers may not qualify for unemployment benefits. See Disqualification From Benefits.
- Unemployment benefits will generally last for up to 26 weeks. See Benefits.
- Employers have the right to request reconsideration of the charges to a claim. See Filing Claims.
- Employers must follow certain posting and recordkeeping requirements. See Notice and Posting Requirements; Recordkeeping Requirements.
- Kansas offers the Shared Work Program, a voluntary program to help employers retain a group of employees who would otherwise have been laid off. See Shared Work Program.