A Kansas employment contract sets forth the terms and conditions whereby a new employee will work for an employer. The document describes the employee’s rights and obligations, their role in the company, and any perks or benefits to which they may be entitled. Certain key elements such as how long any trial period may be, whether there is a non-compete clause in the contract, and the condition in which employees may be terminated may also be included in the contract.
Independent Contractor Agreement – Used to hire freelancers for their professional services.
Subcontractor Agreement – Used to hire subcontractors to perform specialized tasks on a larger project.
- Labor Statutes: Chapter 44 (Labor and Industries)
- Definition of Employee: § 44-508(b)
- Minimum Wage: $7.25/hr (§ 44-1203(a)(2))
- Overtime: One and a half (1.5) times the hourly rate for any workweek in excess of forty-six (46) hours (§ 44-1204).
- Record Keeping: Not mentioned in state statutes.
Permitted? Yes, Kansas is an at-will employment state, meaning that the employer or employee may terminate their working relationship at any time unless prohibited by a contract or state law. An employee may not be fired for the following reasons:
- Discrimination on the basis of sex, race, religion, disability, national origin, or ancestry (§ 44-1009(1)).
- Opposing practices forbidden under this act or filing a formal complaint or testifying in any proceedings under the act (§ 44-1009(4)).
- Age discrimination (§ 44-1113)
- Discriminating against military or former military members (§ 44-1126).
- Jury duty (§ 47-173)
- Whistleblowing (§ 75-2973)