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HR

Drug Testing Issues During the Current COVID-19 Outbreak

As with everything else right now, changes to requirements tend to happen very quickly and without much notice.

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Communications

Virtual Etiquette: Best Behavior in the Cyber Age

Video conferencing and virtual meetings have become a fact of life for all types of businesses including city government.

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Research

Kentucky Cities Could Face an $85 Million Budget Shortfall.

Budgets must be balanced by June 30, 2020, so cities will soon be forced to reduce services and cut expenditures if Congress does not act.

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HR

UPDATED: New Kentucky Travel Guidelines Released

The court ruling complicates application of the Emergency Paid Sick Leave (EPSL) provisions of the Families First Coronavirus Relief Act.

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HR

Yes or No: COVID-19 Testing Before Employees Enter Work?

The ADA requires that any mandatory medical test of employees be "job related and consistent with business necessity."

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HR

New Form I-9 Must Be Used Beginning May 1, 2020

The new version contains minor revisions and instructions. Employers must complete a Form I-9 for any employee hired after November 6, 1986.

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HR

Staffing Decisions: Common Challenges

The COVID-19 pandemic presents many challenges for cities. Many decisions need to be made in light of the city’s needs and revenue in the near future.

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Research

Unemployment Skyrockets; City Tax Revenues to Decline

Nearly 113,000 Kentuckians filed for unemployment in one week as the coronavirus pandemic continues to hurt the national, state, and local economies.

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HR

Resources for Review When Considering Layoffs

Layoffs are always a difficult decision for a city to have to make but can become necessary.

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Research

Reduce Tax Revenue Expectations for FY 2021

KY cities could lose as much as $1 billion in tax revenues in Fiscal Year 2021, based on worst-case scenarios presented by the U.S. Treasury.

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Legal

Municipal Utilities Response to Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Municipal utilities are ceasing water shutoffs and reconnecting service to customers in an effort to address the public health emergency.

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Legal

Coronavirus (COVID 19): The City Official’s Role

It is important to educate yourself and to confirm any information you receive with verified resources.

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Legal

City Stray Animal Control – County vs. City Responsibility

Animal control in a city is an issue that leads to many questions from our members, especially in cities where there is no city animal control officer.

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Community Development

Engaging the Public: It's Personal

The best way to encourage citizen involvement is through personal contact.

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Research

Order Up! Effective, Efficient City Meetings

Some simple rules can keep city meetings drama-free.

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HR

Pitfalls of Generic Employment Applications

Improving Hiring Practices in 2020: Applications are not one-size-fits-all

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