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Personnel Files 101 - Webinar- May 11

Personnel Files 101 - Webinar- May 11 This will shed light on the essentials of maintaining accurate and compliant personnel files incuding open records and related record retention requirements, disposal of personnel records and tips for conducting a personnel file audit. for your city.


Understanding ABC- Alcoholic Beverage Control (ABC) Summit for Local Government Officials, June 1-2 in Hebron

Understanding ABC- Alcoholic Beverage Control (ABC) Summit for Local Government Officials, June 1-2 in Hebron The ABC's of alcoholic beverage control laws are anything but simple. This comprehensive training is designed to educate local officials on all aspects of this complex topic.


2017 KMCA Spring Conference, April 26-28, 2017 - Kentucky Dam Village

2017 KMCA Spring Conference, April 26-28, 2017 - Kentucky Dam Village"Steering Our Cities Into The Future" - Register now for the 2017 Kentucky Municipal Clerks Assocation conference in Gilbertsville, Kentucky at the Kentucky Dam Villiage Lodge.


PSC Schedules Public Meetings for KU Rate Increase Case

Meetings to be held April 11 (Louisville), April 12 (Madisonville) and April 18 (Lexington).


KLC Files Amicus Curiae Brief in Important KY Supreme Court Case on Open Meetings

KLC recently filed an amicus curiae (“friend of the court”) brief in a case before the Kentucky Supreme Court which will examine what a city is allowed to do during a closed session to discuss future acquisition of real property.


6th Circuit Upholds Local Right-To-Work Ordinance

On November 18, 2016, the 6th Circuit Court of Appeals overturned a lower court ruling that had invalidated a county right-to-work ordinance.  The Hardin County ordinance, like many others enacted in Kentucky, prohibits employers from requiring membership in a labor organization as a condition of employment.


Important Information from the Kentucky Retirement Systems for Cities Regarding the Reemployment of Retired Police Officers

The Kentucky Retirement Systems has released information on the restrictions, qualifications and the required KRS forms for cities that hire or currently have hired retired sworn police officers or state troopers.


Reed v. Town of Gilbert, Arizona Sample Ordinance Now Available

Reed v. Town of Gilbert, Arizona Sample Ordinance Now Available A sample ordinance incorporating the new standard of municipal sign regulation set forth in Reed v. Town of Gilbert, Arizona (135 S.Ct 2218) is now available. The sample ordinance can be downloaded and customized for your city.


IMPORTANT HR NEWS! Increase In Salary Level for Exempt Employees Will Affect 2016-2017 City Budgets

IMPORTANT HR NEWS!  Increase In Salary Level for Exempt Employees Will Affect 2016-2017 City BudgetsRead the HR/Personnel Blog from KLC Member Legal Services and attend the training session on JUNE 1 in Lexington.


HR ALERT! New FLSA Overtime Rule on Hold

On Tuesday, November 22, 2016, a federal judge in Texas issued an injunction regarding the new overtime law that was to take effect December 1, 2016, putting on hold the FLSA overtime changes.


District Court Strikes Down Local Right-To-Work- Update from KLC Member Legal Services

On February 3, 2016, the federal court for the Western District of Kentucky held that the only way for Kentucky to be a right-to-work state is through legislation passed at the state rather than local level.


Maximum Pay, COLA Set by DLG

The Department for Local Government (DLG) recently issued the cost of living adjustment (COLA) to set the increase in maximum mayor and legislative body member pay for 2016.


Important Update on DUI Checkpoints ruling by the Kentucky Supreme Court

The Kentucky Supreme Court has recently clarified the constitutional requirements for DUI checkpoints. KLC Legal Staff has summarized the Commonwealth v. Cox case and the four factors that law enforcement must be aware of in setting up DUI checkpoints.


FAA FINAL DRONE RULES ANNOUNCED

KLC has been closely monitoring the developments of drone-use regulation nationwide and would like to share a recent development with our members.


Important Update from KLC Member Legal Services. The U.S. Supreme Court has totally changed the review of city sign ordinances.

This case was just handed down on June 18 and the KLC legal team is working to craft examples that would meet the new strict scrutiny standards. With questions, call KLC Member Legal Services at 800-876-4552.


KLC and Cities Win Telecommunications Tax Lawsuit in the Kentucky Court of Appeals.

On Friday, November 7, the Kentucky Court of Appeals issued an opinion in the long-running legal battle over local franchise fees and public service company property taxes on cable and telephone companies.


Recapturing Peace Officer Training Costs

How do you recover training costs when an officer leaves your employment before his/her initial contract expires? Learn the facts from KLC Member Legal Services.


KLC Legal Advocacy Program Update - Major Victory for City Annexations

On March 20, the Kentucky Supreme Court issued its opinion in Lebanon v. Goodwin regarding annexation. In a 6-1 decision, the Court upheld the annexation and provided vital guidance that supports the growth of Kentucky cities.