Kansas Minimum Wage Laws




Minimum wage

Kansas’ current minimum wage is $7.25. KS Statute 12-1203

Kansas minimum wage laws do not apply to employers who are covered by the federal Fair Labor Standards Act. KS Statute 12-1202(d)



Tip minimum wage

The minimum wage for tipped employees is $2.13 per hour.

If an employer chooses to pay an employee the tipped minimum wage, it must also ensure that the employee earns the standard minimum wage when tipped wages earned are combined with tips received. K.S.A. 44-1203 et. seq If an employee’s tipped wages earned combined with tips received are not sufficient to meet the standard minimum wage threshold, the employer must pay the employee the difference. KS Statute 12-1203(b)





Tip pooling and sharing

Kansas minimum wage law does not address tip pooling or sharing.



Subminimum wage

Employees with disabilities

Kansas minimum wage law does not allow employers to pay employees with disabilities a subminimum wage rate that is lower than the standard minimum wage.



Trainees

Kansas minimum wage law does not allow employers to pay trainees a subminimum wage rate that is lower than the standard minimum wage.



Apprentices

Kansas minimum wage law does not allow employers to pay apprentices a subminimum wage rate that is lower than the standard minimum wage.



Learners

Kansas minimum wage law does not allow employers to pay learners a subminimum wage rate that is lower than the standard minimum wage.



Student learners

Kansas minimum wage law does not allow employers to pay student learners a subminimum wage rate that is lower than the standard minimum wage.



Student workers

Kansas minimum wage law does not allow employers to pay student workers a subminimum wage rate that is lower than the standard minimum wage.