Resources

HR Reference Manual Chapter 2: Hiring

HR Chapters

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

Published Jul 15, 2020.

HR Reference Manual Chapter 1: City Employment Basics

HR Chapters

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

Published Jun 16, 2020.

Drug and Alcohol Testing Toolkit for the City Workplace

Informational Memo

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

Published Apr 23, 2020.

Veterans Preference in Hiring

Informational Memo

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

Published Feb 3, 2020.

Employee or Independent Contractor

Informational Memo

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

Published Jan 28, 2020.

Hiring a City Manager or Administrator Toolkit

Informational Memo

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

Published Dec 26, 2019.

Background Checks: The ABC’s of BCA Data

Informational Memo

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

Published Dec 23, 2019.

Employee Probationary Periods

Informational Memo

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

Published Jan 22, 2019.

Police Department Management and Liability Issues

Informational Memo

Understand special management challenges for city police department personnel.

Published Apr 20, 2018.

Physical Ability Tests for City Employees

Informational Memo

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

Published Aug 17, 2016.