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Legal

Mask-Wearing of Vaccinated Employees in the Workplace

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has updated its public health recommendations for those who have been fully vaccinated against the COVID-19 virus.

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HR

Open Meetings and Personnel Issues

The Open Meetings Act requires meetings of public agencies, including a city’s legislative body, to be open to the public.

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Member Relations

The Trouble with Trash

Buds are blooming, grass is greening … and trash is blowing. No city official likes to see litter in his or her city.

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HR

Spring Forward … Straight time or Overtime?

That can be the question when clocks are set forward one hour on March 14

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Member Relations

Kentucky’s 24 Trail Towns Setting the Pace for Adventure Tourism

Kentucky’s Trail Town designation is an asset for any city, particularly those interested in building a draw around adventure tourism.

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Legal

CDC Issues New Guidance on Quarantine of Fully Vaccinated Persons

On February 10, 2021 the Center for Disease Control (CDC) issued new recommendations for those who have been fully vaccinated by the COVID-19 vaccine.

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HR

Closing the Office During Inclement Weather

With the crazy weather over the past seven days, many cities have closed city hall due to weather related issues.

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Legal

Code Enforcement During the Pandemic

Regardless of whether your city has resumed in person meetings, continues to meet by virtual means or some mixture thereof, SB 150 provides tools for cities.

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HR

OSHA Issues Updated COVID-19 Guidance

On January 21, President Biden issued an Executive Order requiring the OSHA to issue updated guidance on how to prevent exposure and the spread of COVID-19 in the workplace.

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Member Relations

A Different Way to Get Away

Are you looking forward to getting out of the house and going somewhere? After a year of living through a pandemic, people are more than eager to get out.

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HR

Romance in the Workplace

Even during a pandemic, love can find a way. And unfortunately for cities, sometimes that love can come in the form of employee relationships.

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Legal

Duty Under Open Records After Elections and Appointments

Now that things have settled down at city hall, it is time to talk about open records and open meetings.

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HR

EEOC Guidance on COVID-19 Vaccination

The EEOC released new guidance addressing questions of how to implement a policy of mandatory vaccination of employees without running afoul of established employment laws.

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HR

New Congressional Stimulus Bill on State and Local Government

A new Congressional bill intended to further blunt the economic impact of the COVID-19 pandemic continues to dominate the news.

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HR

DOT Drug and Alcohol Clearinghouse Deadline is January 5, 2021

The deadline for conducting annual limited queries for DOT employees, as required by the Dept. of Transportation Drug and Alcohol Clearinghouse, is midnight January 5, 2021.

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Member Relations

Introducing a New Member Benefit – City RFP/RFQ Posting

The Kentucky League of Cities now provides members with a platform to post requests for proposals (RFPs) and requests for qualifications (RFQs) on the KLC website free.

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