Employee Probationary Periods

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Understand the risks and rewards of establishing a probationary period for employees in your city.

Published Mar 8, 2024.

Employee or Independent Contractor

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Find considerations in determining whether a worker you hire should be treated as an employee or an independent contractor.

Published Feb 14, 2024.

HR Reference Manual Chapter 2: Hiring

HR Reference Manual

Review in detail how to find the best qualified applicants while complying with all applicable laws.

Published Dec 21, 2023.

Drug and Alcohol Testing Toolkit for the City Workplace

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Testing employees for drug and alcohol use under Minnesota law and required testing under federal Department of Transportation regulations.

Published Jul 18, 2023.

Adult-Use Cannabis: What Cities Need to Know

Get answers to frequently asked questions (FAQs) on what cities need to know regarding Minnesota's new law on adult-use cannabis.

Published Jun 12, 2023.

Mandated Reporter Training for Youth Programs

Get answers to frequently asked questions (FAQs) about a new law requiring mandatory reporting by youth recreation program employees who…

Published May 8, 2023.

HR Reference Manual Chapter 1: City Employment Basics

HR Reference Manual

Learn successful human resources practices and find brief introductions to applicable state and federal laws.

Published Feb 6, 2023.

Background Checks: The ABC’s of BCA Data

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Learn appropriate ways for the city to access the Bureau of Criminal Apprehension (BCA) criminal history information database.

Published Dec 12, 2022.

Hiring a City Manager or Administrator Toolkit

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Learn the steps to take in hiring a city manager or administrator.

Published Mar 7, 2022.

Veterans Preference in Hiring

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Learn about the state law requiring cities to award preference to veterans for most employment positions.

Published Feb 16, 2022.