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The Oklahoma Municipal League provides library and reference services to its members. OML does not give legal advice or act as a legal advisor. Please discuss all legal matters with and follow the advice of your city or town attorney.
Staff legal counsel provide information and assistance to city attorneys, draft legislation and file amicus curiae briefs on behalf of member cities and towns in cases of general interest to Oklahoma cities and towns.
Saving Energy Saves Money by Jim Giebel - With permission from Minnesota Cities, a publication of the League of Minnesota Cities, copyright 2009.
Recycling: The Missing Piece of the Resource Conservation Puzzle - with permission from SD Municipal League
SPEEDING THROUGH THE ‘GREEN’ LIGHT: PART ONE - Legal Issues Presented by Municipalities’ Pursuit of a More Sustainable Built Environment and Use of the LEED® Standard By John McGowan, Esq.
Digital deadline: Where will the old televisions go? - Reprinted with permission from the Municipal Association of South Carolina
Mark Tomb's Best Practices Article May '08
Tenth Circuit Immigration Ruling Impacts Municipal Contractors
Sexual Harassment: Be Aware of Questionable Conduct in the Workplace
Special Report: City of Spencer Fire Chief Case
PERB Reversed on Probationary Employees Right to Arbitration
NLC Participates in Fire and EMS Mobilization Study
Training time outside work hours: Is it compensable?
Understanding and Implementing the ADAAA
Changes to the Family Medical Leave Act
Supreme Court Rules in Ricci v. DeStefano
Supreme Court Hears Employment Discrimination Case
FLSA Child Labor Regulations
2009 COBRA Premium Amendments
COBRA and Employees Guns
Fair Pay Act, Retirement Changes and Proposed Firefighter Standards
Update: New Legal Developments Affect Employers with Employees In The Military
Mental Health Parity Legislation Becomes Law
EEOC Guidelines on Caregiving Duties
ADA Amendments Act of 2008
Federal FMLA Amendments
The ADA and Your Website
US Supreme Court Refuses To Apply Class of One Theory of Equal Protection To Public Employment by Garrett A. Baxter, Esq. from The Municipal Assisstance Center of the Vermont League of Cities and Towns
EEOC Issues Guidance on Family Caregiving Responsibilities Discrimination
Employee Use of Cell Phones
HR 980 - Proposed Federal Bargaining Act
State Labor Law
Principles of Waiver of Statutory Rights
Legal Problems With Paid Time Off?
The Garrity Warning and Public Employees - Article from the April 2009 Kansas Government Journal. Reprinted with permission from the League of Kansas Municipalities.
Summary of Fire and Police Arbitration Act
Signed copy of new PERB rules
Immigration and Firefighter Issues
Questions and Answers: Revised Form I-9, Employment Eligibility Verification Effective
NFPA 1710 Fire Standard Changes Move Forward
Firefighter Salary Continuation
Fire Protection Standards
Attention Personnel Departments: I-9 Form Revisions
Court Stops Municipal Duties Under 2007 Immigration Act
General HR Issues
Taking the right steps toward succession planning from the North Dakota League
Questions, questions – getting the best answers from applicants from the North Dakota League
The Cost of Downsizing - With Kind Permission from Indiana Association of Cities and Towns
City Workforce of the Future: The Next Generation
EMPLOYEE POLITICAL ACTIVITY
Tort of Wrongful Discharge
Employment Legislative Report
Motivate Employees from SD Municipal League, with Permission
IACT Lay-Off Article by E. Nelson Chipman
Employee Voting Rights
When Its Time To Let Go
Religious Expression in the Municipal Workplace
The Next Generation Reprinted with permission from Minnesota Cities, a publication of the League of Minnesota Cities, copyright 2008
Open Meetings Act
Regulating Adult Entertainment: Legal Principles and Issues
Playground Safety With permission from SD Municipal League
Worker Visibility Rule Q&A
Codify Municipal Ordinances - Avoid the Class Action Lawsuit
How to Locate Your Municipal Boundaries For Elections & Taxes
NIMS Compliance Requirements
Municipal Judgments and Remedies
A Grant in the Crowd by Chad Gallagher with permission
Cut Back To Save Energy
Four Day Work Week
Social Media – The Newest Face on Public Relations by Heather Roberts, Manager of Information Services, Iowa League of Cities, reprinted with kind permission.
National Preparedness Month: Are You Ready by Bethany Duncan, Communications Coordinator, Iowa League of Cities, reprinted with kind permission.
Use Letters to the Editor and Editorials to Reinforce Your Message Taken from Op-eds: Framing the Debate by Communications Consortium Media Center.
Do You Tweet? Reprinted with permission from Uptown Municipal Association of SC
Managing Meetings in Challenging Times
IRS Payroll Compliance Problems
Leading Your Community: A Guide for Local Elected Leaders
Accounting for Capital Assets: A Guide for State and Local Governments
New Jersey Leage: Negotiating Skills
Time and Energy Management Tips
Who Said Cave People Are Extinct?
Invocational Prayer at Council Meetings
DTV Transition Article from NLC
Streamlined Sales Tax Update
District Meeting/Forum 9-1-1 Policy Statement
Expansion of SST to Include Telecom Fees, Taxes and Permitting Beyond The Original Sales Taxes
New Federal Action: Municipal Franchise/9-1-1 Fees Collected by the State?
Telecommunication Case U.S. Supreme Court Denies Cert.
Details Emerge on Planned Nationwide Cell Phone Alert System
FCC Threatens Local Zoning
Voice over IP Comments
Local Governments Ask to Stay FCC Ruling on Video Franchising
News and Recent Events:
State Water Plan: 2011 End Game in Flux
Guthrie Challenges Rural Water District Over Service Territory
Will There be a Drop to Drink?
Rural Water Districts – Exclusive Territory
OML’s Resolution Puts Rural Water District Exclusive Service Territory Back on NLC’s Legislative Priorities
OML Water Policy:
OWRB Rule Making:
OWRB Statewide Water Plan:
Policy Papers on Water: