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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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Get Required Workplace Posters at No Charge 

Get Required Workplace Posters at No Charge 

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The Great Flip-Flop Debate

The Great Flip-Flop Debate Summer is here and the familiar sound of “flip-flop” can be heard in offices across the Commonwealth.  What does your dress code policy say about flip-flops?  Does your po...

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Make Sure You Are Up-to-Date on Kentucky's New Tax Law

The 2018 legislative session approved changes to Kentuck...

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Are Your Employees Classified Correctly?  Don’t Know? Read on …

HR News for Cities Are Your Employees Classified Correctly?  Don’t Know? Read on … In April 2018, the Kentucky Labor Cabinet recouped $101,424.73 in unpaid wages for Kentucky ...

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Child Labor Laws and Summer Hiring

Summer is coming! Teens will be enjoying summer vacation, and some will be looking for employment during the summer months.  Before hiring teens, be sure to freshen up on the requirements because the child labor laws are detailed, and the pen...

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Use of Email in City Government

Use of Email in City Government Emails are like any other public record in that each one, outside of an exception found in KRS 61.878, can constitute a public record subject to the Open Records Act (ORA) and the

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Drug Testing For Public Agencies

Drug Testing For Public Agencies We expect employees to come to work free of their personal issues. However, a personal struggle as all-consuming as addiction will inevitably spill into the professional realm.  That...

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2018 Form W-4 Released February 28th

2018 Form W-4 Released February 28th The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) released an updated Withholding Calculator earlier this year and a

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Spring Forward ... Straight Time or Overtime?

Spring Forward … Straight time or overtime? That can be the question when clocks are set forward one hour March 11th The arrival of daylight saving time requires clocks to be moved forwa...

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Employment Law Posters – Increase in Penalties and New FMLA Poster- Fines will be doubled after July 5

Weekly HR News – FLSA Employment Law Posters – Increase in Penalties and New FMLA Poster Effective July 5, 2016, Read More


Spring Forward … Straight time or overtime?

Spring Forward … Straight time or overtime? That can be the question when clocks are set forward one hour March 11th The arrival of daylight saving time requires clocks to be moved forw...

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Romance in the Workplace

Weekly HR News – Romance in the Workplace Love is in the air!  And unfortunately for cities, sometimes that love can come in the form of those in employee relationships.  So wha...

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