In the December 2014 Township News...

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December 2014 Free Online Feature Article:

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December 2014

Steering Clear of Employment Lawsuits

Employment law is a complex maze of do’s and don’ts. Make sure your township is in compliance by following these seven tips.

Evaluating Employees

Evaluations can be tough for employers and employees. They are necessary, however, so plan to do them — and be sure to do them right.

Navigating the Depths of Employee Discipline

Answer two questions to find out if your township is dealing with discipline issues fairly and legally.

Coping with Increasing Benefit Costs

With creativity and compromise, townships are providing health care and retirement benefits to employees despite the many challenges.

Tallying Up PSATS’ Legislative Victories

With the end of the 2013-2014 legislative session, townships can reflect on a slew of successes while gearing up for more action in the new year.

Prepping for Annual Conference Registration

Get ready to register for PSATS’ Annual Conference starting January 8.

Funding Signalized Intersection Upgrades

With funding from Act 89 of 2013, PennDOT’s Green Light-Go Program is helping municipalities bring their traffic signals up to speed.

Studying the Impact of Natural Gas Drilling

The results of a two-year study share insights from local government officials about how natural gas drilling has affected their communities.

Changing Rules for Flood Insurance

Find out how recent changes to the National Flood Insurance Program could affect your township and its residents.

Organizing for the New Year

Follow these tips for a successful organizational meeting.

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