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In 2014, President Obama directed the Secretary of Labor to update the overtime regulations to reflect the original intent of the Fair Labor Standards Act, and to simplify and modernize the rules so they’re easier for workers and businesses to understand and apply. The department has issued a final rule that will put more money in the pockets of middle class workers – or give them more free time.

The final rule will:

  • Raise the salary threshold indicating eligibility from $455/week to $913 ($47,476 per year), ensuring protections to 4.2 million workers.
  • Automatically update the salary threshold every three years, based on wage growth over time, increasing predictability.
  • Strengthen overtime protections for salaried workers already entitled to overtime.
  • Provide greater clarity for workers and employers.

The final rule will become effective on December 1, 2016, giving employers more than six months to prepare. The final rule does not make any changes to the duties test for executive, administrative and professional employees.     

Resources

April 23, 2016 

Richwood Area Chamber of Commerce
38 Edgewood Avenue Richwood, WV 26261 

“The Ramp Capital of the World”

“FEAST OF THE RAMSON” April 23, 2016
10:30 am to 3:30 pm Richwood High School

Live Entertainment

Arts & Crafts Show Richwood Jr. High Gym (Red Gym) &
High School Gym
10:30 till 4:00 

The City of Follansbee is looking to sell a blue 2005 Dodge Durango that has been an unmarked car since it was purchased new.  Car has approximately 99,500 miles. Contact City Manager John DeStefano at 304-527-1330 or follansbeecitymgr@comcaset.net for details.

Municipal Home Rule Board approves Lewisburg, Shepherdstown, New Cumberland and Auburn for home-rule status

CHARLESTON, W.Va. - At its meeting April 4, 2016, the Municipal Home Rule Board approved four more municipalities to join those that have already been granted Home Rule status. 

Home Rule plans from Lewisburg (Greenbrier County), Shepherdstown (Jefferson County), New Cumberland (Hancock County) and Auburn (Ritchie County) were approved. 

With this action, Shepherdstown, New Cumberland and Auburn filled the final three

Today, the Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC) and the U.S. Economic Development Administration (EDA) announced the availability of $65.8 million through the Obama Administration’s Partnerships for Opportunity and Workforce and Economic Revitalization (POWER) Initiative to develop new strategies for economic growth and worker advancement for communities that have historically relied on the coal economy for economic stability. With this announcement, communities and regions that have been negatively impacted by changes in the coal economy -- including mining, coal fired power plants and related transportation, logistics and manufacturing supply chains -- can apply for resources to help strengthen their economies and workforces. Funds are available for a range of activities, including:

Attachments:
Download this file (Obama Administration Announces.pdf)Obama Administration Announces.pdf[ ]124 kB

The seminars listed on this page are presented by the Public Service Commission of West Virginia for the educational benefit of water and sewer utilities in West Virginia at no cost to the utility. The information presented is to help utility personnel, board members, and mayors have a better understanding of the PSC rules and regulations and the WV Code.

Attachments:
Download this file (Seminar Listing.pdf)Seminar Listing.pdf[ ]178 kB

Duties:

Full-time position providing professional and administrative support for city legislative processes, planning commission, and police/fire hiring; serving as liaison between elected officials and the public; overseeing municipal elections; managing projects; maintaining records of council actions, media relations and city website/social media; assisting city’s administrative team with budget planning and personnel or other administrative issues; grant writing and administration.

I am pleased to inform you that as of today, the following individual has earned the prestigious Certified Municipal Clerk (CMC) designation from the International Institute of Municipal Clerks (IIMC):

Damita Johnson, CMC - City Clerk/Treasurer - City of Oak Hill, WV.

The CMC designation program is designed to enhance the job performance of the Clerk in small and large municipalities. To earn the CMC designation, a Municipal Clerk must attend extensive education programs. The designation also requires pertinent experience in a municipality. The program prepares the participants to meet the challenges of the complex role of the municipal clerks by providing them with quality education in partnership with 47 institutions of higher learning. The program has been in existence since 1970 and has helped thousands of clerks in various municipalities.

Founded in 1947, IIMC is a professional association with more than 10,000 members in the US, Canada and 15 other countries. IIMC’s primary goal is to actively promote the continuing education and professional development of municipal clerks through extensive education programs, certification, recertification, publications, networking, annual conferences and research. IIMC also engages in municipal research administration, enhances critical professional skill development and fosters a spirit of mutual assistance and good fellowship among municipal clerks around the globe. IIMC is governed by a 26-member Board of Directors.

For more information please visit our website at www.iimc.com or contact us at hq@iimc.com or 909-944-4162.

The West Virginia Ethics Commission has issued an advisory opinion (A.O. 2016-04) that overturns   earlier Advisory Opinions (AO 2006-05, AO 2012-04) and confirms that West Virginia law allows a City Council to employ its Mayor as a full-time or part-time City employee.   


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