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Get Required Workplace Posters at No Charge 

HR Weekly News - Get Required Workplace Posters at No Charge  Kentucky statutes and federal regulations enforced by agencies within the Department of Labor require that certain poster...

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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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IRS Raises Standard Mileage Reimbursement Rates for 2018

Weekly HR – Mileage Reimbursement IRS Raises Standard Mileage Reimbursement Rates for 2018 For cities that use the IRS rate to reimburse for mileage, be aware that on January 1, 2018, the IRS raised the s...

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Municipal Employee Handbooks

Weekly HR News – Municipal Employee Handbooks Every year brings new challenges, and one of those challenges is the city’s employee handbook.  An employee handbook is a valuable...

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Comprehending Comp Time

Weekly HR News –Leaves of Absence Comprehending Comp Time With winter weather looming, along with the extra work it brings, many city employees will be working longer than normal schedules.  The question then becomes...

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Domestic Violence and the Workplace

Weekly HR – Workplace Violence Domestic Violence and the Workplace October is Domestic Violence Awareness month and if you are wondering why this should be a human resource topic, here ar...

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