HB 2284--
Session of 1997
By Committee on Business, Commerce and Labor

9 AN ACT concerning wage withholding; amending K.S.A. 44-319 and re- 10 pealing the existing section. 11 12 Be it enacted by the Legislature of the State of Kansas: 13 Section 1. K.S.A. 44-319 is hereby amended to read as follows: 44- 14 319. (a) No employer may withhold, deduct or divert any portion of an 15 employee's wages unless: (1) The employer is required or empowered to 16 do so by state or federal law; (2) the deductions are for medical, surgical 17 or hospital care or service, without financial benefit to the employer, and 18 are openly, clearly and in due course recorded in the employer's books; 19 or (3) the employer has a signed authorization by the employee for de- 20 ductions for a lawful purpose accruing to the benefit of the employee or 21 are permitted by a collective bargaining agreement. 22 (b) Nothing in this section shall be construed as prohibiting the with- 23 holding of amounts authorized in writing by the employee to be contrib- 24 uted by him the employee to charitable organizations; nor shall this section 25 prohibit deductions by check-off of dues to labor organizations or service 26 fees, where such is not otherwise prohibited by law. 27 Sec. 2. K.S.A. 44-319 is hereby repealed. 28 Sec. 3. This act shall take effect and be in force from and after its 29 publication in the statute book.