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HEC Welcomes Timon Leong as the VP & Director of Human Resources Services
Wednesday, August 12, 2020
Timon Leong has joined the Hawaii Employers Council as the VP & Director of Human Resources Services. Timon has over 25 years of experience on O`ahu, Maui and Kaua`i in human resources, business operations, customer
Trump’s Executive Actions on Unemployment and Payroll Tax Deferral
Tuesday, August 11, 2020
On August 8, after negotiations over a new COVID-19 relief package failed, President Trump signed four executive actions to: (1) extend additional unemployment benefits of $400 per week; (2) defer payroll tax collection for
Tips and Ideas for Employee Child Care Challenges
Tuesday, August 11, 2020
Many aspects of life that used to be certain are now up in the air, particularly for employees with children. Around this time last year, parents were excited to send their children back to school. Currently, it’s
August 11 COVID-19 Resource Roundup Highlights
Tuesday, August 11, 2020

August 11 COVID-19 Resource Roundup

EEOC Technical Guidance on Opioid Addiction and Employment
Tuesday, August 11, 2020
The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (“EEOC”) released two technical assistance documents on opioid addiction and employment. “Use and Misuse of Codeine, Oxycodone, and Other Opioids: Information
OFCCP Updates: VEVRAA Focused Reviews & New Resources
Tuesday, August 11, 2020
Recent news from the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (“OFCCP”) about various online resources to help federal contractors: OFCCP has started scheduling Vietnam Era Veterans’ Readjustment
Fluctuating Workweek Rule Effective August 7
Tuesday, August 4, 2020
With the U.S. Department of Labor's final rule on the fluctuating workweek method of computing overtime going into effect on August 7, the DOL recently published Fact Sheet #82: Fluctuating Workweek Method of Computing
Hiring Bank Personnel with Criminal Histories
Tuesday, August 4, 2020
The FDIC approved a final rule to revise its current Statement of Policy, narrowing the circumstances under which the FDIC's written consent is required for a financial institution to hire individuals with certain criminal
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