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OSHA Recommends Best Practices for Anti-Retaliation Programs
Monday, January 23, 2017
The federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has issued guidance to assist employers in strengthening anti-retaliation programs in the workplace. The guidance, "Recommended Practices for Anti-Retaliation
Recruitment Challenges Continue in 2017 as Top Candidates Focus on Work Culture and Flexibility
Monday, January 23, 2017
Companies face intense competition to find qualified candidates to fill vacancies, according to a new global study by the Futurestep division of Korn Ferry. The global survey of more than 1,100 hiring professionals yielded
Hawaiian Airlines Not Liable for Ten Days of Unpaid Trainee Time
Monday, January 16, 2017
A participant in a pre-employment training program hosted by Hawaiian Airlines cannot proceed on a wage claim brought under the federal Fair Labor Standards Act and California law. In Otico v. Hawaiian Airlines, Inc., the
HCRC Settlement Reminds Employers to Be Cautious of Pregnant Worker Rights
Monday, January 16, 2017
Hawaii law provides clear protections for pregnant employees, and employers who disregard these protections will be held accountable, as emphasized by a recent Hawaii Civil Rights Commission (HCRC) settlement. Last week,
EEOC Seeks Comment on Proposed Enforcement Guidance on Harassment
Monday, January 16, 2017
The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) has released for public comment proposed enforcement guidance addressing unlawful harassment claims brought under federal employment discrimination law. The guidance
Increasing Retirement Savings a Focus for Employers in 2017
Monday, January 16, 2017
Only fifteen percent of employers are satisfied with their workers' current savings rates, despite strong employee participation in employer-sponsored 401(k) plans. According to a survey report issued by Aon Hewitt,
2017 Benefit and Payroll Information Available Now
Monday, January 16, 2017
Hawaii Employers Council members can download the 2016-2017 Benefit and Payroll Information publication here. This document contains updated information on 2017 rates for Social Security, maximum weekly benefit amounts for
Hawai'i Receives ACA Waiver for Small Business Health Options Program
Monday, January 9, 2017
The State of Hawai'i has received a State Innovation Waiver under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA). The State sought the waiver last year in part to be exempt from the ACA requirement that a Small
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