Kansas Poster Changes

Workers' Compensation Update

Employees now have less time to notify Employers of on the job accidents or injuries from repetitive trauma. The Kansas Department of Labor has released two updated Workers’ Compensation posters that must be displayed by employers. This mandatory update reflects a new law in Kansas which requires employers to post two Kansas Workers' Compensation posters. The old poster applies to injuries sustained at work on or after May 11, 2011 and before April 25, 2013 (Workers' Compensation K-WC 40). The second poster applies to injuries sustained at work on or after April 25, 2013. The new Kansas Workers' Compensation poster (Workers' Compensation K-WC 40-A) reduces the time employees have to report workplace accidents to 20 days for injuries sustained on or after April 25, 2013. Effective date: April 2013

Federal Update: The Family and Medical Leave Act Notice Update

The Family and Medical Leave Act notice has been revised to reflect the changes caused by the recently approved rule. The definition of "Veteran" has been revised to include both those who serve and those discharged in the past 5 years (previously it was only those who served). The explicit definition of "Serious Injury or Illness" was removed as well, replaced by a notice that there are differences between the definition of "Serious Injury or Illness" for a service member or veteran, and "Serious Health Condition" under the FMLA. Effective Date: March 8, 2013.

Stay in compliance by ordering your HRhero State and Federal Poster Kit.