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A recent unpublished decision raises interesting Fourteenth Amendment questions.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...

Conflict of Interest in the Public Sector

Due to the publicity public-sector employees can generate, every leader, manager, and supervisor should have a clear idea of what is and is not a conflict...

OSHA: What a Public Sector Employer Should Know

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) is the federal agency responsible for enforcing the provisions of the Occupational Safety and Health Act. In states...

The Public Sector Staffing Challenges

Every employer must hire the right employee for the job, and this is no different in the public sector. Still, public-sector employers face unique challenges, some...

President Trump Kills City Auto-IRA Rule

President Donald Trump signed a one-page resolution last week that read in its entirety: Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States...

Freedom of and from Religion in the Public Sector

Recently I spoke at the Public Employers Conference in Denver on this topic, and afterwards, I had a number of questions about the First Amendment...