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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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Changes to FMLA Effective March 27 Regarding Definition of Spouse

  This article was published on the United States Department of Labor website at http://www.dol.gov/whd/fmla/spouse/index.htm. The Family and Medical Leave Act (FM...

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Workplace Violence

Weekly HR – Workplace Violence How to Identify Workplace Violence Before It Turns Deadly Unfortunately, workplace violence does happen.  Your job as an employer is to take steps now ...

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Succession Planning - What is it and how can it help your city?

Weekly HR News – Hiring Practices Succession planning … What is it and how can it help your city? I’ve been asked to present on succession planning at the KL...

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Applications, Interviews and Hiring

If you have a suggested topic for this ongoing series, contact Andrea at 800.876.4552 or by email. APPLICATIONS, INTERVIEWS AND HIRING

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Social Security Number Verification Service

The Social Security Administration (SSA) has posted an updated version of the Social Security Number Verification Service (SSNVS) Handbook for employers. Keep in ...

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