New Overtime Thresholds Announced by Federal Department of Labor
Cities of every size will likely have some additional overtime costs next year under final changes announced May 18 to the Fair Labor Standards Act’s (FLSA) White Collar Overtime Exemption.
2016 Annual Conference
June 14-17—St. Paul, MN
Explore leading-edge ways your city can be future-ready at the 2016 Annual Conference—a joint event hosted by the League and the Alliance for Innovation. Take part in this expanded conference as you network with local government colleagues from Minnesota and across the nation, see examples of local innovation in the Twin Cities and surrounding suburbs, and get tools to bring back to your city during 45 educational sessions.
Read more about and register for the 2016 Annual Conference
2016 Clerks' Orientation Conference
August 2-4—St. Paul, MN
If you are new to your job, or have never attended the League of Minnesota Cities Clerks’ Orientation Conference, this 3-day workshop is a must. This conference provides excellent basic training for city employees charged with municipal clerk’s duties—including essential information on election laws, financial management, data practices, human resources, and insurance and loss control issues.
Read more about and register for the 2016 Clerks' Conference
City Learning Point: Professional Online Training
City Learning Point provides online courses that are easy to navigate and designed specifically for the staff and elected officials of Minnesota cities.
It’s affordable, convenient, effective training just for Minnesota cities!
Supplemental Budget Proposals Include Many City Issues
The conference committee for the 2016 omnibus supplemental budget bill has begun meeting to review Senate and House spending proposals. The proposals deal with several issues that could affect cities, including water permit fees, grants for workforce housing, and rail safety investments. The League submitted a letter to the conference committee to articulate its positions on several city issues.
New Incentive for Nutrient Treatment at City Wastewater Facilities
A new law allows a city or industrial wastewater treatment system to be rewarded if it voluntarily implements a biological treatment system for the removal of phosphorus, nitrogen, and nitrates. The incentive is called “regulatory certainty.” The city may be eligible for this benefit if it chooses to implement such a system prior to the state adopting a nitrogen/nitrate standard or until Dec. 31, 2031, whichever comes first.
Recorded Webinar: The Economic Status of Minnesotans
How are economic disparities impacting Minnesota's labor force? Find out during this free webinar!
NLC Report: Local Infrastructure Funding
Cities across the country have unequal access to local infrastructure funding tools. Check out this new report from the National League of Cities to see a state-by-state assessment of resources, shortfalls, and opportunities.
New Term Series Are Available Until May 26!
Consider this investment option that seeks higher yields for your city's short-term investments.
Cell Provider Requests and Cities
When cell providers request to either place “small cell towers” within a city’s right-of-way or to install distributed antenna systems (DAS) on existing utility equipment, what does that mean for your city? Learn common gaps in city zoning, impact of federal law, and some best practices for dealing with these small cell towers and DAS with this new guide.
Don't Miss the 2016 Annual Conference
Experience more energy, more content, and more opportunities at the 2016 Annual Conference this June!
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