Kansas State Laws
Additional State Laws
Kansas Statute 22-4710 states: "It is unlawful for any employer or prospective employer to require a person to inspect or challenge any criminal history record information relating to that person for the purpose of obtaining a copy of the person's record in order to qualify for employment."
It also notes that an employer may: “Require a job applicant or a prospective independent contractor to sign a release allowing the employer to access the applicant's or independent contractor's criminal history record information for purposes of determining the applicant's fitness for employment.”
Law 50-704 states that consumer reports (such as background checks) used by employers may not contain:
Effective May 2, 2018Ban The Box
Governor Jeff Colyer authorized a Ban The Box law for Kansas on May 2, 2018. It is intended to help individuals who have served sentences for criminal convictions and are now looking for gainful employment. This law, known as Executive Order 18-12 states: