COVID-19 FAQs

The Kansas Department of Labor recognizes the impact of COVID-19 on employers and workers alike. We are here to assist as we tackle this challenge together. Please select from a COVID-19 category below to get more help.

null My employer wants me to continue working or return to work. Do I have to?

Potentially, yes. Unemployment operates in such a way that if work is available to someone, then that person generally must accept that work. There is one exception. If the work is not suitable for the person, then he or she does not have to accept the work. We will examine if the work environment has necessary safety measures in place for COVID-19.