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It’s Property Tax Rate Setting Season

Kentucky cities must adopt a new ordinance each year that sets the city’s real property tax rate.

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Communications

Hitting the Road: Now is the Time to Market Your City

People are ready to get outside and stay safe. Could your city be their destination?

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HR

Supreme Court Upholds Employment Protections

Cities should review their Equal Opportunity Employment policy to ensure it is current and accurate.

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Research

Kentucky Cities Continue Population Growth

Since 2010, Kentucky cities have grown more than three times as fast as areas outside of cities.

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HR

Cities Should Consider Healthy-at-Work Guidelines for Employees

KLC provides a sample policy and resources to help get started.

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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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