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53 Articles found | Employment/Human Resources
October 2018 | Article | Uploaded in:
A key component in gathering information about potential new hires is the employment application. MCIT recommends that members periodically review their employment application to see if it has a clean bill of health: is it legally compliant and does it meet the needs of the public entity?
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The practice of carrying and potentially using pepper spray during the course of employment may create exposures for an employer related to workers’ compensation, general liability and property damage.
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Workers' compensation lost time benefits may be supplemented with accumulated benefits, such as sick or vacation paid time, but it requires the employer to issue a check for the accumulated benefits separate from the workers' compensation benefit check issued by MCIT.
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No matter the reason for the use of an independent contractor, the organization must recognize and control the risks that are associated with them. Any savings expected from the use of an independent contractor can quickly vanish if good risk management strategies are not considered.
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Driving motorcycles for business purposes creates an increased risk in liability for the employer. Article explains these risks and how MCIT coverage may apply, as well as provides risk management advice.
Before an employer allows pets on premises, they should perform a cost-benefit analysis, including possible liability and coverage issues for allowing pets in the workplace.
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In 2014, the Women’s Economic Security Act (WESA) was signed into Minnesota state law. Among its many provisions, the law created Minnesota Statutes, Section 181.9414 related to pregnancy accommodation.
When public entities enter into agreements for sharing employees and/or contracting employment services with another government entity, including joint powers entities, several benefits and risks of sharing employees should be identified and decisions made to manage those risks.
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Although private employers may fire employees for certain speech, public employers cannot so easily. Public employers must ensure that their actions do not infringe on their employees’ First Amendment rights, including rights of association and free speech. Public employees have constitutional rights to engage in information sharing, questioning, providing answers and to associate with one candidate. That right, however, is not without limitations.
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