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Filing the Workers’ Compensation Report: Q & A with Scott Eugenio
Tuesday, February 20, 2018
Scott Eugenio, Records & Claims Supervisor for the State of Hawaii’s Department of Labor & Industrial Relations (DLIR) Disability Compensation Division (DCD), recently answered some common questions regarding
Hospital is not Inoculated against Lawsuit Re: New Hire Who Refused Flu Shot
Tuesday, February 20, 2018
Memorial Healthcare, a Michigan health care provider, must answer allegations that its decision to revoke a job offer to a medical transcriptionist candidate constituted religious discrimination. According to a lawsuit
National Survey Finds Organizations Mixed About Sharing Tax Benefits with Employees
Tuesday, February 20, 2018
While a majority of respondents in HEC’s recent pulse survey on tax reform changes indicated that they do not anticipate implementing changes in response to tax reform, a nationwide poll conducted by Pearl Meyer last
Hawaii Resort Company Not Required to Defend Against Age Discrimination Allegations a Second Time
Tuesday, February 20, 2018
A sales agent working for Hilton Grand Vacation Company cannot proceed on lawsuit relating to age discrimination allegations raised in a prior suit. In Henao v. Hilton Grand Vacation Company, LLC, the United States District
HEC Provides Legislative Update for 2018 Introduced Bills
Tuesday, February 13, 2018
HEC has published its Legislative Digest and Legislative Highlights article for bills that have been introduced for the 2018 legislative session. The Legislative Digest includes a list of bills that may be of interest to
Small Employers May be Eligible for Health Care Premium Reimbursement
Tuesday, February 13, 2018
The Hawaii Department of Labor and Industrial Relations (DLIR) has received federal funds to help augment the Prepaid Health Care Premium Supplementation Trust Fund (PSF). The trust fund allows eligible small employers to
Federal Contractors: Check Your Mailboxes as OFCCP’s FY2018 CSALs Are on Their Way
Tuesday, February 13, 2018
The Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) has compiled its FY2018 scheduling list with the following parameters in place: No more than 10 establishments of a single contractor are placed on the scheduling
Controversy Clouds DOL’s Effort to Rescind Obama-Era Tip Pool Regulations
Tuesday, February 13, 2018
The DOL’s proposed tip rule has been the subject of growing controversy in the wake of news reports that the agency had buried an internal analysis indicating that, if enacted, tipped employees stood to lose billions
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