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HEC’s General Counsel Experienced an Arrest…Arrested Landing on an Aircraft Carrier
Wednesday, April 4, 2018
HEC’s Sheri-Ann Lau Clark visited the USS Carl Vinson on April 2-3 2018 as part of the Navy’s “Distinguished Visitor” (DV) program. Thank you to LCDR Schwegman and the crew of USS Carl Vinson for
HEC Lends a Hand at Hawaii Foodbank's 12th Annual Great Chefs® Fight Hunger
Saturday, March 24, 2018
TeamHEC volunteers provided support as runners and bussers at the Hawaii Foodbank's 12th Annual Great Chefs® Fight Hunger event which raised funds to help feed Hawaii's hungry. Guests enjoyed delectable dishes from the
Sexual Harassment in the Workplace, Hawaii News Now Sunrise Thursday, February 22, 2018
Monday, February 26, 2018
Clayton Kamida, HEC President & CEO, was a guest of Hawaii News Now Sunrise to discuss the obligations business owners have to protect their employees, the processes and systems that should be in place to help keep a
HEC Team Members Volunteer with SHRM Hawaii
Tuesday, February 20, 2018
HEC's Mike Vasper (far left) and Derek Kanehira (far right) team up with other SHRM Hawaii volunteers to support the Hawaii P-20 Partnerships for Education Career Fair.
Two Bills Could Have Unintended Negative Consequences on the State's Retail and Service Industries, Pacific Business News
Friday, February 9, 2018
Ryan Sanada, Director of Legal & Government Affairs at Hawaii Employers Council was featured in Pacific Business News’ February 8, 2018 digital issue. He discusses the two bills that could have unintended negative
Adopt a Family Program
Thursday, December 14, 2017
The HEC team collected clothing, toys, and monetary donations for its adopted family of five through Helping Hands Hawaii’s Adopt A Family Program. #AdoptAFamilyHI
AUW Campaign Kick-off at HEC
Saturday, October 21, 2017

HEC launched its annual Aloha United Way campaign with guests from AUW and HUGS. #jointhemovement

Employers Should Review Drug-Free Workplace Policies, Pacific Business News
Friday, October 20, 2017
Featured in an October 11, 2017 Pacific Business News article regarding medical marijuana, Ryan Sanada encouraged employers to review their drug-free workplace polices and shared employers’ concerns: There are two main
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Classifying Positions as Exempt from Overtime

While the brakes have been put on the Obama Administration’s attempt to raise the salary requirement for exempt executive, administrative, professional, and computer employees from $455 per week ($23,660 per year) to $913 per week ($47,476 per year), that does not mean that employers are in the clear when it comes to classifying positions as exempt.

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