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KANSAS LABOR LAWS
LAWS ESPECIALLY AFFECTING THE EMPLOY-
Compiled for State Department of Labor and Industry
RICHARD E. MCINTOSH
KANSAS STATE PRINTING PLANT.
The large number of laws in the General Statute book of the state of Kansas, and the consequential unwieldy size of the volume, make it inconvenient for use by those who are interested only in the laws relating to one subject. Especially is this true of the labor laws, as portions of many statutes having a more or less direct bearing upon the relationship between employer and employee are scattered through the entire book, on account of their closer relation to other general subjects, and are therefore easily overlooked by the layman who is honestly trying to comply with the labor laws of the state.
In the work of law enforcement the Department of Labor and Industry has found that in many cases the law is unintentionally violated because of the failure of the offending parties to know or properly understand the requirements of the statutes. Some employers are found also who take advantage of the fact that their employees do not know of the protection offered by the laws, and who deliberately ignore their legal obligations.
To meet this situation and to place within the reach of every employer and worker the opportunity to familiarize himself with the laws affecting labor, this book has been prepared and a sufficient number printed for free distribution to those interested therein.
An effort has been made to include in a small and conveniently arranged volume all the laws relating to the employment of labor and to the relationship between employer and employee in the state of Kansas, including the latest labor laws and amendments, arranged and indexed so as to make them readily accessible.
It is the present intention of the department to issue a supplement to this volume at the close of the next and succeeding sessions of the legislature, containing such changes and additions as are made necessary by new acts that are passed from time to time.
In the preparation of this book the department feels that it has been fortunate in securing the services of Mr. Richard E. McIntosh, of the Topeka bar, the compiler of the General Statutes of Kansas for 1915. His experience in having so recently compiled all of the statutes of the state has peculiarly fitted him for the work of compiling this volume, and should insure its completeness and accuracy.
In presenting to the public this compilation of labor laws of the state of Kansas we hope it will accomplish the purpose for which it is intended, and that it will assist both employers and workers to become familiar with the requirements of the statutes and thus result in a better compliance therewith. P. J. MCBRIDE,
Commissioner of Labor.
TOPEKA, KAN., JANUARY, 1918.
This book contains the laws in force in the state of Kansas pertaining to the employment of labor. Some acts which do not relate especially to labor, particularly criminal statutes, have been included for the reason that there appeared to be some phase of the operation of the act which was of interest to employers or to employees.
The amendments to the workmen's compensation act, passed at the 1917 session of the legislature, as well as all other new acts and amendments affecting labor, have been included.
The digest at the head of each section, the digest of sections at the beginning of each chapter or article, and the alphabetically arranged index covering the whole book, should make it possible for any one to turn to the law relating to any given proposition.
The sections which have been construed by the supreme court of Kansas (up to January 1, 1918) are followed by a note showing the construction placed upon them and citing the pertinent cases. Reference is also made to cases decided by the supreme court of the United States affecting the construction or constitutionality of acts printed herein.
The punctuation of the original acts has been followed. The boldface digest of each section is the work of the compiler and forms no part of the act as passed by the legislature.
The acts contained herein will of course remain unchanged until another session of the legislature. Federal acts have not been printed in full, but exhaustive notes have been inserted covering the substance of such as are of particular importance in Kansas.
RICHARD E. MCINTOSH.
TOPEKA, KAN., JANUARY, 1918.
TABLE OF CONTENTS.
1. Constitutional provisions (§§ 1-10)..
6. Blacklisting, etc. (§§ 60-64).
7. Chairs, etc., for women and girls (§§ 65-66)..
10. Civil service in cities of the first class (§ §114-133).
11. Construction, etc., of buildings, etc. (§§ 134-135) .
12. Convict labor (§§ 136-160)..
ART. 1. Labor performed within penitentiary grounds (§§ 136-153).
2. Labor performed outside penitentiary grounds (§§ 154-160).
14. Department of labor and industry (§§ 163-180).
16. Employment offices and agencies (§§ 186-197)
17. Explosives, storage, handling, etc. (§§ 198-204).
18. Fire protection (§§ 205-218)..
19. Free employment bureau and free employment agencies (§§ 219-227)..
21. Industrial welfare commission (§§ 233-253).
22. Injunctions in labor cases (§§ 254-257).
ART. 1. Liens on personal property (§§ 258-266)..
2. Liens on oil and gas leaseholds (§§ 267-270).
3. Mechanics' liens (§§ 271-281)..
24. Manufacturing establishments (§§ 285-292).
ART. 1. Acts of miner endangering lives, etc. (§§ 294-296)..
2. Bath-houses at coal mines (§§ 297-301).
3. Black powder, use in coal mines (§§ 302-307)
4. Dynamite and other detonating explosives (§§ 308-312).
5. Escape-shafts in coal mines (§§ 313-317)...
6. Examining board, certification of miners (§§ 318-328).
7. Fraudulent use of check numbers (§§ 329-330)..
8. General act for health and safety of miners. (Act of 1883.) (§§ 331-342).
9. General act for health and safety of miners. (Act of 1897.) (§§ 343-359).
10. Lead and zinc mines, eight-hour day (§§ 360-361)..
12. Room-and-pillar plan, entries, etc. (§§ 371-373)..
13. Shot-firers, firing of shots, etc. (§§ 374-381).
14. Sprinkling and removal of dust, etc. (§§ 382-386).
15. Telephone systems in coal mines (§§ 387-392).