Most Recent Blog Entries

Research

In the Summer Heat, Keep Cool at City Meetings

Keys to Effective, Efficient City Meetings

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Legal

Fair and Festival Alcohol Guidelines

Summer festival season is here. This guide outlines how alcohol may be sold at fairs and festivals.

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HR

Phone Etiquette at Work

We all use our phones at work, but cities may find it necessary to establish phone policies.

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Legal

Fireworks Ordinances

State Laws on fireworks have changed in recent years. Are your local ordinances clearly defined?

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Legal

Cities Encouraged to Ensure Accurate Boundary Maps for Census

These boundaries will once again be used to determine city population totals in the 2020 Decennial Census.

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Member Relations

At Attention! Proper Flag Etiquette

Do you and your employees know the proper way to treat the U.S. flag?

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Legal

Youth Camp Update (Again!)

Important news regarding hiring for youth camps.

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Legal

Fair and Festival Alcohol Guidelines

Step-by-Step: A How to Guide for Cities

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Legal

Election Day Alcohol Sales

The primary election is on May 21. Here's a reminder on the laws governing the sale of alcohol.

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HR

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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HR

Drug Testing for Public Employees

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

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Legal

Budget Reminder and Deadlines

Budget season is almost upon us yet again and important dates and requirements are coming soon.

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HR

Common Myths about Return-to-Work Policies

Research indicates the sooner an employee returns to the workforce, the more likely the employee will be able to remain in the workforce.

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Legal

A Shopping Cart by Any Other Name is Still a Buggy

Abandoned Shopping Carts can be a Problem for Cities, Businesses and the Public.

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HR

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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