News & Announcements

Upcoming Deadlines Reminder
Tuesday, February 19, 2019
This is a friendly reminder that the following deadlines are coming up . . . February 2/28 Deadline to file with HI Department of Taxation Forms: HW-3 (Employer’s Annual Return & Reconciliation of Hawaii Income
NLRB Changes Independent Contractor Test Again
Tuesday, February 19, 2019
Just when you were getting used to the independent-contractor test under FedEx Home Delivery, the National Labor Relations Board (“NLRB” or “Board”) changed it up and overruled itself in a recent
Guidance on Determining the Nondeductible Portion of Parking Fringe Expenses
Tuesday, February 19, 2019
The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (“TCJA”) changed various sections of the tax code affecting employers, including employers who provide qualified transportation fringes (“QTFs”) to employees. The Internal
Show Employees Appreciation (And Increase Engagement)
Tuesday, February 19, 2019
Organizations with highly engaged employees realize many benefits, including improved business outcomes, increased employee loyalty, and higher retention. Employee turnover is costly in terms of time, energy, and money.
Attention! Dates in Calendar are Closer Than They Appear!
Tuesday, February 12, 2019
Hawaii Employers Council has created a 2019 at-a-glance calendar of important dates for Hawaii employers. The list is not exhaustive, but we hope it will serve as a useful reminder for our members. Additionally, since
HEC Survey Provides Insight Into Effective Salary Structures
Tuesday, February 12, 2019
Competitive base pay is essential to attract and retain the talent needed to help an organization thrive, and it begins with a competitive base pay structure. There are different methods to determine relative value of jobs
EEO-1 Deadline Extended
Tuesday, February 12, 2019
Due to the partial government shutdown, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (“EEOC”) recently postponed the opening of the EEO-1 Survey until “early March 2019.” The EEOC also announced a
What To Do With a Returned Form W-2
Tuesday, February 12, 2019
By now, you should have issued to your employees their Forms W-2 (the deadline was January 31). You may also have had some returned to you as undeliverable. What should you do? Make a copy of the envelope with the
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