Session Law

Identifying Information:L. 2003 ch. 076
Other Identifying Information:2003 House Bill 2329
Tax Type:Other
Brief Description:An Act concerning the Kansas wage payment act; definitions; amending K.S.A. 44-313 and 44-323 and repealing the existing sections.
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CHAPTER 76

HOUSE BILL No. 2329


An Act concerning the Kansas wage payment act; definitions; amending K.S.A. 44-313 and

44-323 and repealing the existing sections.

Be it enacted by the Legislature of the State of Kansas:

Section 1. K.S.A. 44-313 is hereby amended to read as follows: 44-

313. As used in this act: (a) ``Employer'' means any individual, partner-

ship, association, joint stock company, trust, corporation, limited liability

company or other organization, the administrator or executor of the estate

of a deceased individual, or the receiver, trustee, or successor of any of

the same, the state of Kansas or any department, agency or authority of

the state, any city, county, school district or other political subdivision,

municipality or public corporation and any instrumentality thereof, em-

ploying any person.

(b) ``Employee'' means any person allowed or permitted to work by

an employer.

(c) ``Wages'' means compensation for labor or services rendered by

an employee, whether the amount is determined on a time, task, piece,

commission or other basis less authorized withholding and deductions.

(d) ``Secretary'' means the secretary of human resources.

Sec. 2. K.S.A. 44-323 is hereby amended to read as follows: 44-323.

(a) At the discretion of the presiding officer, interest, as provided under

K.S.A. 16-201, and amendments thereto, may be assessed on wage claims

found to be due and owing from the date the wages were due as defined

in K.S.A. 44-314, and amendments thereto.

(b) In case of violation of K.S.A. 44-314, and amendments thereto or

44-315, and amendments thereto, by a corporate employer, either the

corporation or any officer thereof or any agent having the management

of the corporation who knowingly permits the corporation to engage in

such violation shall be deemed the employer for purposes of this act Any

officer, manager, major shareholder or other person who has charge of

the affairs of an employer, and who knowingly permits the employer to

engage in violations of K.S.A. 44-314 or 44-315, and amendments thereto,

may be deemed the employer for purposes of this act.

Sec. 3. K.S.A. 44-313 and 44-323 are hereby repealed.

Sec. 4. This act shall take effect and be in force from and after its

publication in the statute book.

Approved April 14, 2002.


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Date Composed: 10/29/2003 Date Modified: 10/29/2003