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Handling Employee Affairs Via Email

Use of Email in City Government – Handling Employee Affairs The use of email by government officials often becomes headline news.  It is important that city officials and employees keep in mind that ema...

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Use of Email in City Govt.

Use of Email in City Government The use of email, especially personal email, by government officials has become the latest in headline news.  Keep in mind that emails are like any other public record in that each on...

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Types of Employees/Employment Relationships

EXEMPT and NONEXEMPT Tracking time for Exempt Employees - 5/28/15 Read More


Salary and Benefits- FMLA, FSLA

SALARY AND BENEFITS Salary and Benefits while on FMLA - Part 2 - 7/17/14 <...

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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 what is an employer to do about these situations?  Some employers choose to enact policies...

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Preservation, Safekeeping and Retention- Part 4

Preservation, Safekeeping and Retention The last installment of this series addresses something that can be disastrous for a city.  If not handled properly, manager desk files can wreak havoc with the city personnel...

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Preservation, Safekeeping and Retention- Part 3

Preservation, Safekeeping and Retention, Part 3 In this, the third installment of the series, we will look at how to handle files of employees that are no longer with the city’s employment and also the hiring recor...

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Preservation, Safekeeping and Retention- Part 2

Preservation, Safekeeping and Retention – Part 2 The second installment of city personnel files will look at what should be contained in the different files and what within those files is subject to open records. W...

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Preservation, Safekeeping and Retention- Part 1

Weekly HR News – City Personnel Files Preservation, Safekeeping and Retention This series will include such things as how to maintain them, what needs to be maintained and what documents ...

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Overtime, Comp Time, Breaks and Special Timing issues

OVERTIME How is overtime calculated? 4/17/14 Read More


Open Meetings and Personnel Issues

Open Meetings and Personnel Issues The Open Meetings Act (the “Act”), found in KRS 61.805 through 61.850, was adopted by the General Assembly to ensure that governmental decision making is handled in the publ...

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Holiday Liability Issues

AVOIDING HOLIDAY LIABILITY Avoiding Holiday Liability - Gift Exchanges 12/18/14...

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Employee Handbooks and Other Resources

HR Handbooks   Employee Handbooks - 1/8/15 Read More


Performance Evaluations – To Do or Not To Do?

  Performance evaluations can be an effective management tool and can also serve as a means to preventing wrongful discharge and discrimination claims.  However, if used improperly, the employee evaluation can lead to costly li...

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Random Drug Testing – What Employees Are Considered Safety Sensitive?

Random Drug Testing – What Employees Are Considered Safety Sensitive? Because cities are governmental entities, cities should be aware that randomly drug testing employees who do not serve in safety sensitive posit...

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Employee Discrimination

DISCRIMINATION  The following series of articles deal with employee discrimination issues. (Dates indicate when the article originally appeared in KLC DirectLine). 

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