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20 Days of Leave for Deployed Employees
Legal Opinion (Created: 05/03/2010; Reviewed: May 12, 2020 )

MTAS was asked if an employee who has not completed the city's probationary period is deployed, is he entitled to the 20 days of leave.
2000 Legislative Changes of Interest to Local Law Enforcement
(Created: 10/06/2000; Reviewed: September 13, 2001 )

The 2000 legislative session resulted in numerous changes that affect law enforcement in Tennessee. This publication highlights some of the more important changes.
2000 Legislative Session Paves Way for E-Commerce
(Created: 12/04/2000; Reviewed: January 24, 2006 )

Action taken by the Tennessee General Assembly during the 2000 legislative session revises methods by which state and local governments may conduct business electronically and collect money.
2000-2001 Salary and Fringe Benefit Survey
(Created: 03/30/2001; Reviewed: April 14, 2020 )

This report contains a summary of the survey as well as the means to request specific information.
2000-2001 State Revenue Estimates
(Created: 07/12/2000; Reviewed: April 17, 2007 )

The Tennessee General Assembly adopted the state budget for fiscal year 2000-2001. Based on this budget, cities can expect to receive the following revenues.
2001-2002 State Revenue Estimates
(Created: 07/31/2001; Reviewed: April 22, 2020 )

A summary of what cities can expect to receive from the state shared taxes for the 2001-2002 fiscal year.
2001/2002 MTAS Salary and Fringe Benefit Survey
(Created: 03/15/2002; Reviewed: April 14, 2020 )

The MTAS annual salary and fringe benefit survey for 2001/2002 shows that salary increases for city employees rose less than during 2000/2001. This report contains a summary of the findings as well as a means to request specific information.
2002 IRS, Social Security and Medicare Tax Changes for Election Officials and Workers
(Created: 04/08/2003; Reviewed: January 9, 2006 )

One of the tax law changes in 2002 pertaining to the Social Security Administration deals with the taxable threshold for wages paid election officials and workers.
2002-2003 State Revenue Estimates
(Created: 07/11/2002; Reviewed: April 22, 2020 )

The Tennessee General Assembly adopted the state budget for fiscal year 2002-2003. Based on this budget, cities can expect to receive the following revenues.
2002/2003 MTAS Salary and Fringe Benefit Survey
(Created: 03/31/2003; Reviewed: April 22, 2020 )

The MTAS annual salary and fringe benefit survey for 2002/2003 shows salary increases for city employees rose significantly over 2001/2002 data. This report contains a summary of the findings as well as a means to request specific information.
2003-2004 State Revenue Estimates
(Created: 06/04/2003; Reviewed: February 22, 2006 )

The Tennessee General Assembly adopted the state budget for fiscal year 2003-2004; adopting revenue and spending bills that call for no new tax increases, but state shared revenues going back to cities and counties were cut by an estimated $35.5 million.
2003/2004 MTAS Salary and Fringe Benefit Survey
(Created: 03/03/2004; Reviewed: April 22, 2020 )

The MTAS annual salary and fringe benefit survey for 2003/2004 shows salary increases for city employees rose significantly over 2002/2003 data. This report contains a summary of the findings as well as a means to request specific information.
2004-2005 State Shared Taxes and Appropriations
(Created: 05/24/2004; Reviewed: June 13, 2005 )

Based on revenue projections for FY 2004-2005, cities are expected to receive approximately $96.46 per capita for the fiscal year beginning July 1, 2004.
2004/2005 MTAS Salary and Fringe Benefit Survey
(Created: 04/21/2005; Reviewed: May 3, 2006 )

The MTAS annual salary and fringe benefit survey for 2004/2005 is complete and shows salary increases for city employees rose significantly over 2003/2004 data. This report contains a summary of the findings as well as a means to request specific information.
2005-2006 State Shared Taxes and Appropriations
(Created: 06/09/2005; Reviewed: August 31, 2006 )

Based on revenue projections for FY 2005-2006, cities are expected to receive approximately $101.36 per capita for the fiscal year beginning July 1, 2005.
2005/2006 MTAS Salary and Fringe Benefit Survey
(Created: 04/27/2006; Reviewed: April 27, 2006 )

The MTAS annual salary and fringe benefit survey for 2005/2006 shows salary increases for city employees rose significantly over 2004/2005 data. This report contains a summary of the findings as well as a means to request specific information. (To request a report from the salary survey, please contact MTAS at the address at the bottom of this page.)
2006 Legislative Changes Impacting Municipal Courts and Municipal Code Enforcement
(Created: 07/25/2006; Reviewed: July 20, 2006 )

The General Assembly made changes in laws during the 2006 legislative session that affect municipal courts and municipal code enforcement.
2006-2007 State Shared Taxes and Appropriations
(Created: 05/30/2006; Reviewed: May 30, 2006 )

Based on revenue projections for FY 2006-2007, cities are expected to receive approximately $109.60 per capita for the fiscal year beginning July 1, 2006.
2007 Social Security Changes Cost-of-Living Adjustments (COLA)
(Created: 02/02/2007; Reviewed: February 2, 2007 )

Social Security Income (SSI) beneficiaries will receive a 3.3 percent cost-of-living adjustment for 2007.
2007-2008 State Shared Taxes and Appropriations
(Created: 06/19/2007; Reviewed: June 20, 2007 )

Based on revenue projections for FY 2007-2008, cities are expected to receive approximately $111.20 per capita for the fiscal year beginning July 1, 2007.
2013 Workers' Compensation Reform Act
General (Created: 12/13/2013; Reviewed: August 10, 2018 )

Effective July 2014, Tennessee's new Workers' Compensation Reform Act goes into effect. The new law is considered favorable to employers and involves a more efficient claims resolution process and lower administrative costs, and it also establishes a panel of judges that will take cases out of the crowded court.
2014 Goals Planning Retreat: City of Fayetteville, Tennessee
(Created: 02/15/2014; Reviewed: June 22, 2017 )

MTAS was asked to facilitate a strategic planning retreat for the City of Fayetteville.
2019 Court Cost Data
General (Created: 12/17/2019; Reviewed: May 13, 2020 )

A list of the court costs for selected Tennessee cities.
2019 Fair Labor Standards Act final rules released
General (Created: 10/18/2019; Reviewed: October 18, 2019 )

The U.S. Department of Labor has set a new standard salary level in the Fair Labor Standards Act of $684 per week/$1,368 biweekly/$1,482 semimonthly/$2,964 month (equivalent of $35,568 per year). The Department has also set the Highly Compensated Employee (HCE) annual compensation amount at a new level of $107,432. The new salary rates are effective January 1, 2020. This hot topic from MTAS reviews the history of the new rules and also discusses discretionary bonuses and incentive payments rule changes.
2019 Projected COLA Adjustment Survey
Survey (Created: 04/02/2019; Reviewed: May 14, 2020 )

Seventeen Tennessee cities were surveyed to find out about their proposed 2019 COLA numbers.

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