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Employers Must Begin Using Revised Form I-9 This Month
Monday, January 9, 2017
Employers have a few weeks left before they must begin using the new Form I-9 published by the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) late last year. The updated form, which must be implemented by January 22,
Plan Now to Ensure Compliance with New W-2 Filing Deadline
Monday, January 9, 2017
Employers are now required to file their copies of employee Form W-2, submitted to the Social Security Administration, by January 31, under changes implemented by The Protecting Americans from Tax Hikes (PATH) Act. This
Federal Contractor Paid Sick Leave Requirements Take Effect
Monday, January 9, 2017
Paid sick leave obligations took effect for federal contractors on new covered contracts issued on or after January 1, 2017. Obligations are also in effect with respect to existing covered contracts that are renewed,
Earn HRCI Recertification Credits through HEC Membership in 2017
Monday, January 9, 2017
Need an easy way to earn SPHR, PHR or GPHR recertification credits in the New Year? Hawaii Employers Council and Human Resources Certification Institute have partnered together to offer HEC members the opportunity to earn
Jury Awarded Former Costco Employee $250,000 in Customer Hostile Work Environment Case
Tuesday, January 3, 2017
The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) recently announced it prevailed in a federal court case against Costco Wholesale, Inc. A female employee who worked at Costco in Glenview, Illinois complained to
IRS Released New Figures for Retirement Plans, Adjusted for the Cost of Living
Tuesday, January 3, 2017
The Internal Revenue Service released updated pension plan and retirement related limitations for 2017, adjusted for the cost-of-living. Some highlights of the new limits detailed in Notice 2016-62, such as the adjusted
DOL's Webpage Features Misclassification of Employees as Independent Contractors
Tuesday, January 3, 2017
The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) recently launched a new webpage listing resources on worker misclassification as independent contractors. Among the resources available, include: IRS Independent Contractor or Employee
Hawaii's 2017-2019 Holiday Schedule
Tuesday, January 3, 2017
Hawaii Employers Council released an updated Hawaii Holiday Schedule summarizing the recognized State, County, and Federal holidays for 2017-2019.
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Resources Updated for New Hawaii Laws

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