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HEC Reports on Bills after Second Crossover
Tuesday, April 16, 2019
On April 11, the Hawaii State Legislature passed the Second Crossover deadline. As we prepare to head into conference, several employment-related bills are still alive and have the potential to be passed into law. To read
DOL Proposes New Joint Employer Rule for Wage and Overtime Liability
Tuesday, April 16, 2019
DOL Proposes New Joint Employer Rule for Wage and Overtime Liability The U.S. Department of Labor (“DOL”) has been very busy lately, proposing yet another new rule. On April 9, the Wage and Hour Division of the
Three New Wage & Hour Opinion Letters Issued
Tuesday, April 16, 2019
The U.S. Department of Labor's Wage and Hour Division (“WHD”) released three new opinion letters, addressing compliance issues under the Fair Labor Standards Act (“FLSA”). FLSA2019-3 addresses the
EEOC Updates: Increased Penalties, FY 2018 Enforcement Data, EEO-1 Data Collection
Tuesday, April 16, 2019
EEOC Increases Monetary Penalty On March 21, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (“EEOC”) published a final rule, adjusting its civil monetary penalty for violations of the notice-posting requirements in
Changes Ahead! Updates to Regular Rate of Pay for Overtime Calculation
Tuesday, April 9, 2019
The regulations governing the calculation of an employee’s regular rate of pay could change for the first time in more than 50 years. On March 28, the U.S. Department of Labor (“DOL”) published a proposed
Highlights of FY 2018 HCRC Annual Report
Tuesday, April 9, 2019
The Hawaii Civil Rights Commission (“HCRC”) published its Annual Report for fiscal year 2018. Highlights include: A total of 471 employment cases were accepted by the HCRC, a decrease from FY 2017 in which 502
Obama-Era Case Defining Protected and Concerted Activity Overruled
Tuesday, April 9, 2019
The National Labor Relations Board (“NLRB” or “Board”) overruled itself again in Alstate Maintenance, LLC and Trevor Greenidge, 367 NLRB 68 (2019), making it harder for employees—both union and
Did You Know the IRS Has a YouTube Channel?
Tuesday, April 9, 2019
The Internal Revenue Service (“IRS”) has an official YouTube channel, featuring IRS-produced videos. These short videos are on various tax topics, including: Paid Family and Medical Leave Employer Credit How to
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