On April 27, 2023, the Kansas Legislature overrode Governor Laura Kelly’s veto of Senate Bill (SB) 180, which defines “male” and “female” only by biological sex.
Articles About Kansas Labor And Employment Law.
Insurer Wins Appeal, Securing Reversal of ALJ Workers’ Comp Ruling
The Kansas Workers Compensation Appeals Board reversed an administrative law judge ruling against an insurance services company, agreeing with Goldberg Segalla partner James R. Hess the employer did not receive sufficient notice of the claimant’s alleged injury.
Kansas Governor Signs Bill Limiting Workplace Vaccine Mandates
Seeking “compromise” and following in the footsteps of other governors, Kansas Governor Laura Kelly signed House Bill (HB) No. 2001 into law on November 23, 2021, broadening exemptions from employer COVID-19 vaccine mandates, permitting the imposition of civil penalties against noncomplying Kansas employers, and providing unemployment benefits to individuals who
UPDATE: Sixth Federal NIL Bill Proposed by Kansas Senator Jerry Moran; Senator Booker Comments on Status of College Athlete Bill of Rights
Amateur Athletes Protection and Compensation Act.
The Amateur Athletes Protection and Compensation Act of 2021 (Protection Act), the sixth federal proposal governing student-athlete name, image, and likeness (NIL) rights, has been introduced U.S. Senator Jerry Moran (R-KS). Senator Moran’s legislation combines aspects of prior partisan legislation proposed by both Republican
Kansas “Stay Home” Order – What It Means For Employers
On March 28, 2020, Kansas Governor Laura Kelly issued Executive Order No. 20-16 establishing a statewide “Stay Home” Order (the “Order”) for Kansas to minimize the risk and spread of infection by COVID-19. The Order went into effect on March 30, 2020, and continues at least until April 19, 2020.
Kansas Decision Highlights The Perils Of Overreach In Restrictive Covenant Agreements
In a recent decision examining Kansas non-compete law, the United States District Court for the District of Kansas partially granted a company’s motion to enjoin its former employee’s violations of the non-compete and customer non-solicitation provisions of his employment agreement.
Refusal to Submit to Drug Testing Requires Evidence of Intent, in Kansas Workers’ Compensation Case
An appellate court in Kansas ruled that an insufficient urine specimen, without evidence of intent to thwart the drug test, is not a refusal to submit to a test for purposes of the Workers’ Compensation Act. Byers v. Acme Foundry, 2017 Kan. App. LEXIS 12 (KS. Court of Appeals January 27, 2017).