Public Sector: Conduct Unbecoming an Officer

Is the phrase “conduct unbecoming an officer” one that can be used any longer, especially in light of developments in employment law in the public...

Public Employees and Employment Contracts

It is not unusual for high-level public sector employees to have an employment contract with the organization that was created by an elected body. It...

The Broader View: Unique Challenges in the Public Sector

There are three factors that create challenges specific to the public sector: constitutional requirements, elected officials, and public perception. Constitutional Requirements In the public sector, employees are...

Important Trends in the Public Sector

Many of you have already signed up for Employers Council’s Public Employers Conference on March 9 in Denver. The conference includes topics that are relevant...

Specific Public-Sector Positions Under the FLSA

One’s eyes could easily glass over when reading the exemptions regulations under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). To miss these, however, is to miss...

Upcoming Changes for Employers

For information on changes to state minimum wage rates and other important topics, check our December 1, 2017, issue of the Bulletin, which you can access...

Employment Law Changes for 2018

This article briefly summarizes federal and state law changes and emerging trends in employment law that may affect employers in 2018. State information is included...

Applicants and the 14th Amendment

A recent unpublished decision raises interesting Fourteenth Amendment questions. The first is whether an applicant who has been ranked higher than other applicants in a phone interview...