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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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Employee Discipline

Employee Discipline At some point, cities will have to deal with the necessity of imposing employee discipline.  It is an unpleasant task for both the city and the city employee and can involve a range of emotions w...

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ACA and COBRA

COBRA COBRA and State Continuation Coverage - 7/24/14 Read More


Types of Leave and FMLA

TYPES OF LEAVE Leaves of Absence- Military Leave - 1/22/15 Read More


Closing the Office During Inclement Weather

Closing the Office During Inclement Weather This time of year, many cities close or consider closing city hall due to weather related issues.  The next consideration is whether they have to pay employees for the tim...

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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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Cell Phones in the Workplace

Weekly HR News – Cell Phones in the Workplace The use of mobile devices in the workplace is more popular than ever before. Because of this, cities may find it necessary to enforce proper mobil...

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Human Resources Audit - The Five "Ws" to Keep Your City in Compliance

Weekly HR News - Human Resources Audit - Five Ws to Keep Your City in Compliance Who needs to do an HR Audit? The HR personnel as well as the executive authority for the ...

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Avoiding Discrimination in Advertising

Weekly HR News – Discrimination Avoiding Discrimination in Advertising There is no legal requirement that a city advertise a job opening; however, there are many reasons why doing so can be ...

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Preservation, Safekeeping and Retention

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 handl...

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