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May-Jun 2022

Are Employees Covered by Workers’ Comp When Working at Home?

LMC staff answer questions about ergonomics, data practices, and safety training.

Mar-Apr 2022

Can Cities Recoup Charges From Properties in Foreclosure?

LMC staff answer questions about foreclosure, incentive pay, and daily attire for public works staff.

Jan-Feb 2022

Is the City Liable If Its Snowplow Damages a Mailbox?

LMC staff answer questions about city liability, Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program, and city survey data.

Nov-Dec 2021

Can the City Hire a Firefighter With a Felony Conviction?

LMC staff answer questions about firefighter hiring, long COVID, and city insurance claim coverage.

Sep-Oct 2021

What Are Key Considerations for New Union Contracts?

LMC staff answer questions about union contracts, gambling ordinance, and employer liability insurance.

Jul-Aug 2021

Can Police Interns Regulate Traffic?

LMC staff answer questions about police interns, running for city council, and more.

May-Jun 2021

Can Cities Prohibit Campaign Signs and Flags?

LMC staff answer questions about city authority to prohibit campaign signs, employment law posters, and more.

Mar-Apr 2021

Can Firefighters Put Emergency Lights on Their Personal Vehicles?

LMC staff answer questions about volunteer firefighters, mental health checkup programs, and city council pay increases.

Jan-Feb 2021

Can Cities Offer Employees Early Retirement Incentives?

LMC staff answer questions about early retirement, mayors, and snowplow drivers.

Nov-Dec 2020

Can a Husband and Wife Serve on the City Council Together?

LMC staff answer questions about family members serving on the same council, checks on employee driving records, and phased retirement.