Q May a town clerk directly supervise three of her siblings who are all town employees?

A Where the hiring decision is made by the board of aldermen, the town clerk does not automatically violate Section 25-4-105(1), when her relatives are hired and placed under her supervision. However, when an employee works under the direct supervision of his or her relative, a violation of Section 25-4-105(1) is virtually inevitable. (Ethics Commission Advisory Opinion No. 09-102-E dated November 6, 2009)