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.

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 Oct 5, 2022.

Cities and Regulation of Edible Cannabinoid Products

Q&A Get answers to FAQs regarding the new law allowing certain edible and beverage products containing THC extracted from hemp…

Published Jul 15, 2022.

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 12, 2022.

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 Jun 16, 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.

City Career Advantage Portal

Ideas and resources to help your city to attract and retain talent.

Physical Ability Tests for City Employees

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Find out legal and practical issues when cities use a physical ability test to make any type of employment decision.

Published May 25, 2021.