State Regulations for Kansas

Date Revised: 01/10/2024

Governing Body:

Kansas Department of Health and Environment

License Required for Day Camps :
License Required for Resident Camps:
Criminal Background Checks Required:
Criminal Background Checks Information:

For any staff, substitute, or volunteer:

Kansas Bureau of Investigation
Attn: Criminal History Records Section
1620 SW Tyler
Topeka, KS 66612-1837

Name Based Checks - $20.00
Fingerprint Checks - $35.00
Qualified agencies dealing with children, the elderly or disabled clientele - $19.75

State Allows FBI Checks:
Driving Record Checks:

A request form is available online from the Kansas Department of Revenue website.

  • $16.70 online
  • $10 at the Kansas Driver License Exam station
Minimum Wage:

$7.25 per hour

Minimum Wage Coverage and Exemptions:

Covers all employees unless specifically exempt.

Exemptions: employees covered by FLSA; bona fide executives, administrators, and professionals; volunteers for nonprofit organizations; parttime or occasional employees under age 18

Subminimum Wage:

For learners and apprentices: 80% of state minimum wage when hired, 90% after 2 months, full minimum wage after 3 months (with permit from Secretary of Human Resources). The number of apprentices or learners hired at one time may not exceed 1 worker for each 5 regular employees, and they may not work on a parttime or occasional basis for less than 40 hours/week.

For handicapped and patient laborers at state institutions or hospitals: At least 85% of state minimum wage (with 1-year permit from Secretary).

Overtime Pay Requirements:

1½ times regular rate after 40-hour week.

Overtime Pay Exemptions:

Those employees exempt from the state minimum wage

Meal/Rest Period Requirements:

No specified state-level meal/rest period requirements. Federal FLSA meal/rest period requirements apply for those covered by Act.

Student Exemption Information:

There is an exemption only for certain services performed by students, inmates of correctional institutions, hospital patients, recipients of certain rehabilitation work-relief and work-training programs.