HOUSE BILL No. 2329
An Act concerning the Kansas wage payment act; definitions;
amending K.S.A. 44-313 and
44-323 and repealing the existing sections.
Be it enacted by the Legislature of the State of Kansas:
Section 1. K.S.A. 44-313 is hereby
amended to read as follows: 44-
313. As used in this act: (a) ``Employer'' means any individual,
ship, association, joint stock company, trust, corporation,
company or other organization, the administrator or executor
of the estate
of a deceased individual, or the receiver, trustee, or successor of
the same, the state of Kansas or any department, agency or
the state, any city, county, school district or other political
municipality or public corporation and any instrumentality thereof,
ploying any person.
(b) ``Employee'' means any person allowed
or permitted to work by
(c) ``Wages'' means compensation for
labor or services rendered by
an employee, whether the amount is determined on a time, task,
commission or other basis less authorized withholding and
(d) ``Secretary'' means the secretary of
Sec. 2. K.S.A. 44-323 is hereby
amended to read as follows: 44-323.
(a) At the discretion of the presiding officer, interest, as
K.S.A. 16-201, and amendments thereto, may be assessed on wage
found to be due and owing from the date the wages were due as
in K.S.A. 44-314, and amendments thereto.
In case of violation of
K.S.A. 44-314, and amendments thereto or
44-315, and amendments thereto, by a corporate employer,
corporation or any officer thereof or any agent having the
of the corporation who knowingly permits the corporation to
such violation shall be deemed the employer for purposes of
this act Any
officer, manager, major shareholder or other person who has
the affairs of an employer, and who knowingly permits the
engage in violations of K.S.A. 44-314 or 44-315, and amendments
may be deemed the employer for purposes of this act.
Sec. 3. K.S.A. 44-313 and 44-323 are hereby
Sec. 4. This act shall take effect and be in force
from and after its
publication in the statute book.
Approved April 14, 2003.