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Record Retention-Should They Stay or Should They Go?

Do you know the requirements for retention of documents, recordings, electronic messages, social media and more?

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Child Labor Laws and Summer Hiring

Before hiring teens, be sure to freshen up on child labor laws and requirements. The penalties are steep if you don’t follow them!

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Drug Testing for Public Employees

An effective drug and alcohol policy benefits both the city and the employee.

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Cell Phones in the Workplace

The use of mobile devices in the workplace is more popular than ever before. Cities may find it necessary to enforce proper mobile phone etiquette at work.

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Spring Forward … Straight time or overtime?

The arrival of daylight-saving time requires clocks to be moved forward one hour at 2:00 a.m. on Sunday, March 10 means changes to work hour calculations for some employees.

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Changes to Kentucky Labor Law Posters as of February 2019

Several Required Employee Posters have Changed and Must be Updated.

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Federal Transit Administration Raises Random Drug Testing Rates

ALERT! Federal Transit Administration Raises Random Drug Testing Rates to 50% for 2019

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Mileage Reimbursement

IRS Raises Standard Mileage Reimbursement Rates for 2019

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Straight time or overtime? Daylight Savings Time Ends on Sunday, November 4, 2018

Weekly HR News - Straight time or overtime? Daylight Savings Time Ends on Sunday, November 4, 2018 Clocks turn back Sunday, November 4 and employees on duty from 2 a.m. &ndash...

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Are You Ready for Election Day?

Are You Ready for Election Day? Everyone is gearing up for Election Day on November 6th, and while you’re preparing for the return of the polls, be sure to communicate your city’s voting leave policy with emp...

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OSHA’s New Interpretation of Post-Accident Drug/Alcohol Testing

OSHA’s New Interpretation of Post-Accident Drug/Alcohol Testing On October 11, 2018, OSHA clarified its position regarding post-incident d...

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Pre-employment Background Checks: New FCRA Forms Must Be Used by September 21, 2018

Pre-employment Background Checks: New FCRA Forms Must Be Used by September 21, 2018 When hiring a new employee, the city may need to request additional information in order to make an informed decision.  Some of tha...

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Updated Family Medical Leave Act Forms

Updated Family Medical Leave Act Forms The Department of Labor released updated Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA) forms over the Labor Day weekend.  The only change to the forms is the new expiration date, which is Au...

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Use of Cell Phones at Work

The use of mobile devices in the workplace is more popular than ever before. With children going back to school, many city employees are now busier than ever outside of work.   Because of this, cities may find it necessary to e...

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ALERT!  Changes to Kentucky Labor Law Poster as of June 2018

ALERT!  Changes to Kentucky Labor Law Poster as of June 2018 The updates to the Kentucky Child Labor Law include changes to the hours that can be worked with parental permission.   Minors who are 16 and 17...

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Unpaid Leave as an Accommodation under the ADA

What can an employer that is subject to the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) do when an employee has been injured on or off the job, has used all of his or her paid leave time, and has exhausted the entire 12 weeks provided by FMLA?  At ...

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