Workers Compensation FAQs

The Kansas Department of Labor Workers Compensation Division is responsible for the administration of the Kansas Workers Compensation laws and rules. The division focuses on ensuring employees injured at work, employers, health care providers and insurance carriers receive timely, impartial and fair claim resolution.

null Do all employers have to carry Workers Compensation on their employees?

Yes. All employers, except those in certain agricultural pursuits or with a gross annual payroll of $20,000 or less, must provide Workers Compensation insurance for all employees (including family members, part and full-time workers, and leased employees). All payroll is taken into account, including that paid outside Kansas. If the employer is a sole proprietor or a partnership, the wages paid to the owners and any of their family members are not used in the computation of the gross annual payroll. 

The provision in K.S.A 44-505 excluding the payroll of workers who are members of the employer's family shall not apply to corporate employers.