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NLRB Reviews First Three Quarters of "Quickie Election" Rule Implementation
Thursday, March 24, 2016
On January 14, 2016, the National Labor Relations Board marked three quarters since the implementation of its revised rules governing representation-case procedures, which became effective April 14, 2015. The rule made
Supreme Court Green Lights Use of Representative Statistics to Support FLSA Class Certification
Thursday, March 24, 2016
The United States Supreme Court affirmed a district court decision holding that a class of employees could use representative sample evidence to support certification of a collective action for unpaid overtime under the Fair
Survey Shows Employers Increasing Education Requirements for Open Positions
Thursday, March 24, 2016
Nearly a third (32 percent) of employers have increased the educational requirements for their positions over the past five years. According to a nationwide survey of more than 2,300 hiring and human resources managers
Reminder: HEC Membership Translates into HRCI Recertification Credits
Monday, March 21, 2016
Hawaii Employers Council and HRCI have partnered to offer HEC members the following benefits when obtaining or renewing their HRCI certifications: Earn up to twelve (12) Recertification Credits per renewal cycle. Three
DOL Submits Final Overtime Rule to OMB
Monday, March 21, 2016
On March 14, the Department of Labor (DOL) submitted its final rule, "Defining and Delimiting the Exemptions for Executive, Administrative, Professional, Outside Sales, and Computer Employees," updating overtime pay
Ceridian Offers an ACA Snapshot on 3 Focus Areas for 2016
Monday, March 21, 2016
While Affordable Care Act (ACA) compliance has been on employers' minds for more than five years, phased implementation and extensions of controversial provisions have kept HR professionals on their toes. Despite the rocky
Research Shows Organizational Culture Key to Success with Workplace Wellness Programs
Monday, March 21, 2016
Developing a health-focused company culture and implementing effective communication strategies are best practices of companies with effective workplace health promotion programs, according to research published in the
Updated Consumer Price Index Information for Honolulu Now Available
Monday, March 21, 2016
The Bureau of Labor Statistics releases Consumer Price Index information for the Honolulu metropolitan area semiannually in the January and July issues of the CPI Detailed Report. As such, updated Consumer Price Index
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