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Register Now for Mandatory Unemployment Insurance Web Application
Tuesday, August 20, 2019
The Hawaii State Department of Labor & Industrial Relations (“DLIR”) launched a newly implemented unemployment insurance employer web application as well as an expanded claimant web application for claimants
FMLA Intermittent Leave OK for Child’s Special Education Meetings
Tuesday, August 20, 2019
The U.S. Department of Labor Wage and Hour Division (“WHD”) issued three new opinion letters—one related to intermittent leave under the Family and Medical Leave Act (“FMLA”) and two related to
OFCCP Encourages Submission of Pay Analysis Groups, But Won’t Commit to Accepting Them Later
Tuesday, August 20, 2019
The Office of Federal Contractor Compliance Programs (“OFCCP”) recently issued an opinion letter addressing Pay Analysis Groupings (“PAGs”), which are groups of employees who are comparable for
Legislators Seek Extensive Documents About NLRB’s Policy Shifts
Tuesday, August 20, 2019
Employers have likely noticed the National Labor Relations Board (“NLRB” or “Board”) has recently issued many employer-friendly decisions. See, for example, the decision discussed in a news digest
Kūlia I Ka Nu‘u: Sarah Guay at HEMIC – Focusing on the Humanity in Human Resources
Tuesday, August 13, 2019
This column of Kūlia i Ka Nuʻu features Sarah Guay, Vice President of Human Resources at Hawaii Employers’ Mutual Insurance Company (HEMIC). Sarah is keenly aware of the importance of the operational and
Termination Lawful Even Though Based on a Lie
Tuesday, August 13, 2019
Electrolux’s termination of a union supporter was lawful according to the National Labor Relations Board (“NLRB” or “Board”) even though the stated reason for her discharge was fabricated.
Is a Functional Affirmative Action Program Right For You?
Tuesday, August 13, 2019
The U.S. Department of Labor’s Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (“OFCCP”) released FAQs addressing the recently revised Functional Affirmative Action Program (“FAAP”). Regulations
Redesigned Tax Withholding Estimator Makes Paycheck Checkups Easier
Tuesday, August 13, 2019
The Internal Revenue Service (“IRS”) encourages all employees to do a “paycheck checkup” by checking their tax withholding to make sure they are paying the right amount of tax as they earn it
Feature of the Month:

Wage and Hour Update

There have been many significant changes going on at the U.S. Department of Labor. This article discusses two proposed rules for which employers must be prepared, which will (1) increase the salary level thresholds for determining an exempt employee and (2) change the regular rate of pay calculation for overtime.

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