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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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Straight time or Overtime? What to do when the Time Changes

Weekly HR News - Straight time or overtime?  Daylight Savings Time Ends on Sunday, November 6, 2016 Clocks turn back Sunday, November 6, and unless other arrangements are made&n...

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Intermittent Leave under the FMLA

Weekly HR News – FMLA Intermittent Leave under the FMLA Employees that are entitled to FMLA must be given 12 to 26 weeks of leave depending on the qualifying event as discussed in the pr...

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What types of events qualify for leave under the FMLA? Part 2 of 2

Weekly HR News – FMLA What types of events qualify for leave under the FMLA?  Part 2 of 2 Last week the article focused on the first three events that qualify for FMLA, which are bir...

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What types of events qualify for leave under the FMLA? Part 1 of 2

Weekly HR News – FMLA What types of events qualify for leave under the FMLA? Part 1 of 2 Last week we looked at what is FMLA and does it apply to your city.  If FMLA does apply to yo...

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What is the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA)? Does my city have to provide FMLA?

Weekly HR News – FMLA What is the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA)? Does my city have to provide FMLA? The Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) is a federal law that went into effect in...

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REMINDER: New FLSA Poster Should Now be Displayed.

Weekly HR News – FLSA Employment Law Posters – NEW FLSA Poster The Wage and Hour Division of the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) has released a Read More


Tracking Time for the Exempt Employee

Weekly HR News – FLSA Tracking Time for the Exempt Employee According to the Federal Labor Standards Act (FLSA), nonexempt (hourly) employees must be paid a minimum wage, as well as time ...

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Record Retention Requirements - Should They Stay or Should They Go?

Weekly HR News - Record Retention Requirements Should They Stay or Should They Go? Want to see your city clerk’s head spin?  Ask him or her how many public records the city has on fi...

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Unpaid Leave as an Accommodation under the ADA

What can an employer, subject to the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), do when an employee has been injured on or off the job, has used all of their paid leave time, and the entire 12 weeks provided by FMLA?  At that point, employers nee...

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Municipal Employee Handbooks - 2016

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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