In addition to the federal Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), many states offer additional protections against employers who exploit work from their workers without paying for it. For example, in Kansas, even if your employer is not subject to the FLSA, Kansas law may still protect your right to receive overtime compensation for hours worked in excess of 46 in a workweek.
Moreover, Kansas law also prohibits employers from making deductions that do not “accrue to the benefit of the employee.” Typically, Uniforms, cash shortages, processing fees, breakage charges, and other types of deductions are prohibited under Kansas Law.
If you are a Kansas employee and your employer has been charging you money for things that benefit the employer, you may be entitled to relief. Please contact our office for a free evaluation as to whether your employer is violating state wage law.