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HEC Welcomes Hazel Balmaceda as Treasurer and CFO
Tuesday, January 21, 2020
As HEC's treasurer and chief financial officer, Hazel is responsible for all aspects of financial management of the organization. Prior to joining the Council, Hazel was the Director of Finance & Accounting for Elite
Mark Your Calendars! HEC Releases 2020 Survey Schedule
Tuesday, January 21, 2020
To keep your business competitive in today’s economy, your decisions about pay, benefits, and HR practices should be based on accurate information. HEC provides this information by conducting reliable compensation and
DOL Releases Joint Employer Final Rule
Tuesday, January 21, 2020
On January 16, the U.S. Department of Labor (“DOL”) published a final rule updating the regulations interpreting joint employer status under the Fair Labor Standards Act (“FLSA”). The final rule is
Increased Penalties for Violations of FLSA, FMLA, HIOSH/OSHA
Tuesday, January 21, 2020
Effective January 15, penalties are higher for violations of various statutes, including the Fair Labor Standards Act (“FLSA”), the Family and Medical Leave Act (“FMLA”), and the Occupational Safety
HEC Releases Highlights of 2020 National Business Trends Survey
Tuesday, January 14, 2020
2020 National Business Trends Survey Hawaii Report - Survey Summary Highlights Hawaii Employers Council recently released the results of the 2020 National Business Trends Survey, a survey provided through the partnership of
Employers Can Require Confidentiality During Open Workplace Investigations
Tuesday, January 14, 2020
In yet another reversal of Obama-era precedent, the National Labor Relations Board (“NLRB” or “Board”) made it easier for employers to require confidentiality during open workplace investigations. In
DOL Issues Two New Wage and Hour Opinion Letters
Tuesday, January 14, 2020
On January 7, the U.S. Department of Labor Wage and Hour Division (“WHD”) issued two new opinion letters concerning the Fair Labor Standards Act (“FLSA”). FLSA 2020-1 discusses the method for
2020 UI Tax Rate Schedule and Weekly Benefit Amount Published
Tuesday, January 14, 2020
The Hawaii Department of Labor and Industrial Relations (“DLIR”) recently published the 2020 unemployment insurance tax rate schedule and weekly benefit amount. Contribution Rate Schedule C of the rate table
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