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Hiring, Employee Retention, Wage and Hour Issues… Oh My!

Weekly HR News - Hiring Practices Hiring, Employee Retention, Wage and Hour Issues… Oh My! Hiring and retaining the best employees can be one of the most important tasks that a city can ...

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How to Identify Workplace Violence Before It Turns Deadly

Weekly HR – Workplace Violence How to Identify Workplace Violence Before It Turns Deadly On June 5th, a recently discharged and disgruntled employee in Florida came back to his former emp...

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Use of Email in City Govt.

Weekly HR News – Use of Email in City Government The use of email, especially personal email, by government officials can easily become the latest in headline news.  Keep in mind tha...

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Preservation, Safekeeping and Retention- Part 4

Weekly HR News – City Personnel Files Preservation, Safekeeping and Retention The last installment of this series addresses something that can be disastrous for a city.  If not hand...

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City Personnel Files Preservation, Safekeeping and Retention- PART THREE

Weekly HR News – City Personnel Files Preservation, Safekeeping and Retention In this, the third installment of the series, we will look at how to handle files of employees that are no l...

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City Personnel Files Preservation, Safekeeping and Retention- PART TWO

Weekly HR News – City Personnel Files Preservation, Safekeeping and Retention In the second installment of city personnel files we will look at what should contained in the different fil...

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City Personnel Files - Preservation, Safekeeping and Retention

Over the next few weeks, I will be reviewing personnel files.  This series will include such things as how to maintain them, what needs to be maintained and what documents are subject to the Open Records Act. We will review some of the legal ...

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Spring Forward … Straight time or overtime?

Weekly HR News – Spring Forward … Straight time or overtime? That can be the question when clocks are set forward one hour March 12th The arrival of day...

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Ban the Box – The Fair Chance Initiative

Weekly HR - Hiring Ban the Box – The Fair Chance Initiative What does it mean to “ban the box”?  This term refers to the check box or question on an employment applicatio...

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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 Lowers Standard Mileage Reimbursement Rates for 2017

Weekly HR – Mileage Reimbursement IRS Lowers Standard Mileage Reimbursement Rates for 2017 For cities that use the IRS rate to reimburse for mileage, be aware that on January 1, 2017, the...

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Updated I-9 Forms. Beginning Jan. 22, USCIS will no longer accept old forms.

Weekly HR News - Hiring Updated I-9 Form The United States Citizen and Immigration Services (USCIS) has updated the I-9, Employment Eligibility Verification form.  Beginning January 22, 2017, ...

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Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) Forms

Weekly HR News – FMLA Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) Forms FMLA forms are required for notifying employees of their rights and r...

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Salary and Benefits while on FMLA

Weekly HR News – FMLA Salary and Benefits while on FMLA In many cases, cities choose to provide unpaid leave while an employee is on FMLA, but may require that an employee use accrued pa...

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New FLSA Overtime Rule ON HOLD

New FLSA Overtime Rule on Hold On Tuesday, November 22, 2016, a federal judge in Texas issued an injunction regarding the new overtime law that was to take effect December 1, 2016, putting on hold the FLSA overtime chang...

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Six Ways to Show Employees You Are Thankful for Them!

Six Ways to Show Employees You Are Thankful During the month of November we tend to spend more time reflecting on all the things that we are thankful for, so why not take time to reflect on how thankful you are for thos...

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