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44-1112. Definitions. As used in this act:

(a) "Age" means an age of 40 or more years.

(b) "Commission" means the Kansas human rights commission created pursuant to K.S.A. 44-1003, and amendments thereto.

(c) "Employee" does not include any individual employed by the individual's parents, spouse or child.

(d) "Employer" means any person in this state who employs four or more persons and any person acting directly or indirectly for such a person, and includes the state and all political subdivisions of the state.

(e) "Employment agency" includes any person or governmental agency undertaking with or without compensation to procure opportunities to work, or to procure, recruit, refer or place employees.

(f) "Firefighter" means an employee, the duties of whose position are primarily to perform work directly connected with the control and extinguishment of fires or the maintenance and use of firefighting apparatus and equipment, including an employee engaged in this activity who is transferred to a supervisory or administrative position.

(g) "Labor organization" includes any organization which exists for the purpose, in whole or in part, of collective bargaining or of dealing with employers concerning grievances, terms or conditions of employment, or of other mutual aid or protection in relation to employment.

(h) "Law enforcement officer" means an employee, the duties of whose position are primarily the investigation, apprehension or detention of individuals suspected or convicted of offenses against the criminal laws of Kansas or of offenses against any ordinance or resolution which imposes criminal sanctions and is adopted by a city, county or other political subdivision of Kansas, including an employee engaged in this activity who is transferred to a supervisory or administrative position. For the purposes of this subsection, "detention" includes the duties of employees assigned to guard individuals incarcerated in any penal institution.

(i) "Person" means individual, partnership, association, organization, corporation, legal representative, trustee, trustee in bankruptcy or receiver.

History: L. 1983, ch. 164, § 2; L. 1988, ch. 174, § 1; L. 1991, ch. 148, § 7; L. 2008, ch. 105, § 4; July 1.


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