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Hawaii Federal Court Holds Client Lists Alone Generally Not “Trade Secrets”
Tuesday, October 16, 2018
The U.S. District Court for the District of Hawaii granted a preliminary injunction in favor of Aloha Toxicology to stop two of its former employees and their new employer from servicing former Aloha Toxicology clients and
IRS Announces 2018-2019 Per Diem Rates for Travel Expense Reimbursements
Tuesday, October 16, 2018
According to the recently published IRS Notice 2018-77, the 2018-2019 special per diem rates for taxpayers to use in substantiating the amount of ordinary and necessary business expenses incurred while traveling are as
91% View Non-Traditional Benefits Important to Job Satisfaction, According to TriNet Survey
Tuesday, October 16, 2018
A recent survey of small and medium size businesses released by TriNet underscores the importance of offering non-traditional benefits to attract and retain top talent. The survey found that 91% of respondents view
Employers to Start Receiving SSA Mismatch Letters in 2019
Tuesday, October 16, 2018
Starting in 2019, the Social Security Administration (“SSA”) will restart its mismatch letter notification practice. The letters, formally titled “Employer Correction Requests,” notify employers that
You’re Invited to HEC’s 75th Annual Meeting on November 13
Tuesday, October 9, 2018
Hawaii Employers Council’s 75th Annual Member Meeting Luncheon and Morning Seminar will be at Sheraton Waikiki on Tuesday, November 13. “Overcoming the Five Dysfunctions of a Team” Neil Sullivan will
$25 Off Admission to Wahine Forum on October 25
Tuesday, October 9, 2018
Hawaii Employers Council is proud to support the 11th annual Wahine Forum as a non-profit partner. The event will take place on Thursday, October 25 at the Hilton Hawaiian Village Coral Ballrooms, 7:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. We
Ceridian Shares What You Need to Know About Minimizing ‘Off-The-Clock’ Work
Tuesday, October 9, 2018
Many employees are engaging in “off-the-clock” work. This can expose employers to costly claims for unpaid wages and overtime by employees. Ceridian suggests some ways that employers can limit
Federal Contractors - More New OFCCP Directives
Tuesday, October 9, 2018
In the past 2 months, the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) has issued 7 new directives. The number of directives issued this year (9 so far) is significantly more than have been issued in the past 5
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