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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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How Can Cities Prevent Employment Lawsuits?

Weekly HR News How Can Cities Prevent Employment Lawsuits? First and foremost, cities need to know the laws that are applicable to them as an employer.  This includes federal, state and l...

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ALERT! CORRECTION! Increase In Incentive Pay For Police and Fire Will Affect 2016-2017 City Budgets

Weekly HR News – ALERT! CORRECTION! Increase In Incentive Pay For Police and Fire Will Affect 2016-2017 City Budgets We recently ran the following article regarding increased overtime cos...

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

Hiring Practices Hiring and retaining the best employees can be one of the most important tasks that a city can undertake.  Employees can be the heart and soul of a successful city.  Therefore, it is essential ...

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Hiring – The I-9 Form Expired March 31st

HR Weekly Hiring – The I-9 Form Expired March 31st The current version of the Form I-9 expired on March 31, but until further notice employers should keep using the expired form until the...

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Drug Testing Changes for 2016

Drug Testing Changes for 2016 Effective as of January 1, 2016, the minimum annual percentage rate for random controlled substances testing is 25 percent of the average number of driver positions. The minimum annual perce...

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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 13th The arrival of day...

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ALERT - Change to Kentucky Occupational Safety & Health on the Job Poster

Weekly HR – Workplace Posters ALERT - Change to Kentucky Occupational Safety& Health on the Job Poster The Kentucky Occupational Safety & Health on the Job poster was update Novem...

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Municipal Employee Handbooks

Weekly HR News – Municipal Employee Handbooks With the New Year comes new challenges, and one of those challenges is the employee handbook.  An employee handbook is a valuable commun...

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Get Required Workplace Posters for Cities – For Free

Weekly HR – Workplace Posters Required Workplace Posters for Cities – For Free Kentucky statutes and federal regulations enforced by agencies within the Department of Labor ...

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City Information Reporting Deadline for City Clerks -- January 31

HR Weekly News City Information Reporting Deadline for City Clerks -- January 31 KRS 83A.085 requires the city clerk to provide to the Department for Local Government (DLG) a list containing th...

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IRS Lowers Standard Mileage Reimbursement Rates for 2016

Mileage Reimbursement for 2016  For cities that use the IRS rate to reimburse for mileage, be aware that on January 1, 2016, the IRS lowered the standard mileage reimbursement rates. That rate went down from $0.575 ...

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