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Is Your Committee Complying with the Open Meetings Act?

The Open Meetings Act establishes a right of access to public meetings.

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Mental Health Conditions and the FMLA

The Family and Medical Leave Act obligates all public entities, including cities, to provide FMLA. However, not every city will have eligible employees.

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CDL Requirements

Since February 7, 2022, cities have had and will continue to have a far more difficult time securing licensing for entry-level CDL drivers.

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Call to the Post – Don’t Forget to Set Elected Official Pay

KRS 83A.070(1) requires that a city’s legislative body set the compensation of elected city officers by ordinance by the first Monday of May in the year.

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Public Business on Private Cell Phones

With the increased use of cell phones for quick and easy communication, what happens when a public official conducts public business through a private cell phone?

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Single Audit Requirement and CARES Act Funding

Kentucky cities and counties received over $300 million from the federal Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act.

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Budget Deadline Reminders

Budget season is upon us yet again and KLC Legal would like to take the opportunity to remind you of some important dates and requirements.

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Mask-Wearing of Vaccinated Employees in the Workplace

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has updated its public health recommendations for those who have been fully vaccinated against the COVID-19 virus.

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CDC Issues New Guidance on Quarantine of Fully Vaccinated Persons

On February 10, 2021 the Center for Disease Control (CDC) issued new recommendations for those who have been fully vaccinated by the COVID-19 vaccine.

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Code Enforcement During the Pandemic

Regardless of whether your city has resumed in person meetings, continues to meet by virtual means or some mixture thereof, SB 150 provides tools for cities.

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Duty Under Open Records After Elections and Appointments

Now that things have settled down at city hall, it is time to talk about open records and open meetings.

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Governor Issued Executive Order Containing New Restrictions

Governor Andy Beshear issued Executive Order 2020-968 on November 18, 2020, which contains new restrictions to combat the rapid increase in COVID-19 cases.

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Holiday Bonuses - To Give or Not to Give, That is the Question

Snow is falling and the holidays are here. KLC has received several inquiries from cities interested in what limitations they have in giving bonuses.

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Attorney General Defends Attack on CALGA

Attorney General Daniel Cameron filed a motion to intervene in a civil action in defense of the Claims Against Local Governments Act (CALGA).

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Governor Establishes Criteria to Resume Utility Cutoffs November

Municipal utilities may resume service cutoffs for nonpayment effective November 6, 2020.

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Beware…Do You Have Zombies In Your Midst?

With Halloween around the corner, the KLC Municipal Law Dept. thought this might be a good time to remind you about a spooky problem that may be lurking deep in your city.

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