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Changes to Adoption Leave Law

Kentucky employers should prepare for possible changes to their personnel policies regarding adoption leave to ensure adoptive parents receive their entitled leave.

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Cell Phones in the Workplace

While cell phones have become more popular than ever, their use may have some negative effects in the workplace.

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Get Required Workplace Posters at No Charge

Kentucky statutes and federal regulations require that certain posters or notices be posted in a conspicuous area in the workplace.

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COVID-19 Tax Credits May Be Available

The IRS updated its guidance last week, which indicates that many state and local governmental bodies such as municipalities, may now be eligible to claim a tax credit.

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How to Identify Workplace Violence Before It Turns Deadly

Unfortunately, the statistics regarding workplace violence continue to rise. Employers must take steps now to prevent such tragic situations from occurring.

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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First Steps to Success for Newly Elected Officials

Many cities across the state are preparing for newly elected officials to begin serving on January 1.

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Six Ways to Show Employees You Are Thankful

During November, we spend more time reflecting on all the things that we are thankful for, why not take time to reflect on how thankful you are for your outstanding employees.

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