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Natural Disasters and Loss/Protection of Employment Records
Tuesday, September 4, 2018
Unfortunately, for some businesses in Hawaii, the recent flooding from Hurricane Lane has resulted in the loss of business records that are subject to retention requirements under Hawaii and Federal law. The question that
DOL Creates New “Office of Compliance”
Tuesday, September 4, 2018
Seeking to prevent violations of federal labor laws and regulations, the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) created a new office called the “Office of Compliance” (OCI). Established within DOL’s Office of the
DOL Releases Six Opinion Letters, Clarifying Its Position on FMLA and FLSA
Tuesday, September 4, 2018
On August 28, 2018, the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) published six opinion letters addressing two issues under Family Medical Leave Act and four issues under the Fair Labor Standards Act. FMLA Opinions No-Fault
Survey Sheds Light on Retirement Planning, From Employer and Employee Perspectives
Tuesday, September 4, 2018
According to a study released by Transamerica Center for Retirement Studies® (TCRS) entitled, Striking Similarities and Disconcerting Disconnects: Employers, Workers, and Retirement Security, there is a pervasive
Message from HEC’s President Recognizing its 75th Anniversary
Tuesday, August 28, 2018
In August of 1943, 70 of the state’s major businesses founded the Hawaii Employers Council (“HEC”), as a membership organization dedicated to improving labor and personnel relations. Our founders believed
United Airlines Sued for Pilot’s Posts of Nude Photos of Flight Attendant Ex-Girlfriend
Tuesday, August 28, 2018
According to a complaint filed by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), a United Airlines pilot and flight attendant engaged in a consensual intimate relationship for four years until the flight attendant
Federal Contractors: OFCCP May Begin Focused Reviews in FY 2019
Tuesday, August 28, 2018
In Directive 2018-04 issued on August 10, 2018, the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) announced its intent to begin focused reviews starting in FY 2019. In the focused review, the OFCCP would conduct a
Survey Shows Perception of Fairness of Pay, Rewards Programs Influenced by Gender
Tuesday, August 28, 2018
Ensuring pay and reward fairness has become a significant challenge for employers and rewards leaders. New data finds that male and female employees may base their perceptions on what is fair in terms of pay and rewards on
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