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Kansas

Regulatory Strength: ‏‏ Weak‏
Effective as of 1978

Protected groups:

  • Gender

Applicable to:

  • Private and public companies*
  • May cover state and local government employees*
  • May apply to organizations not covered by Federal FLSA standards*

HR practices:

  • Employer cannot retaliate against employees who file a complaint or testify regarding pay discrimination

Defenses/Rebuttals:

  • Employee accepting a low wage is not an acceptable defense for differences in pay

Remedies:

  • Back pay:
    • Full back pay awarded
    • Up to three (3) years of back pay may be awarded
  • Employer is liable for plaintiff attorney fees
  • Violations may incur a fine

Please click HERE for access to KS Stat. Sec. 44-1205, Discrimination in Payment of Wages.
*see law for specific inclusions/exclusions

Last revised 08/23/2019

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