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OFCCP Encourages Submission of Pay Analysis Groups, But Won’t Commit to Accepting Them Later
Tuesday, August 20, 2019
The Office of Federal Contractor Compliance Programs (“OFCCP”) recently issued an opinion letter addressing Pay Analysis Groupings (“PAGs”), which are groups of employees who are comparable for
HEC Survey Provides Insight into IT Work and Pay
Tuesday, July 23, 2019
Hawaii Employers Council is pleased to release highlights from its 2019 Information Technology Pay Survey. While the full report is only available to participating organizations, the summary report provides insight into
Money Talks or Employee Walks: The #1 Reason Workers Leave Their Jobs
Tuesday, June 11, 2019
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, 2.86 million Americans quit their jobs in February 2019 alone. In Hawaii, the unemployment rate has ranged from 2.2 to 2.8% over the past two years. Therefore, many companies
Benchmarking with HEC Surveys
Tuesday, February 26, 2019
Total Rewards offerings (which includes compensation and benefits and a host of other components) need to be competitive to maintain an engaged workforce. At the foundation, competitive base pay and benefits are essential
HEC Survey Provides Insight Into Effective Salary Structures
Tuesday, February 12, 2019
Competitive base pay is essential to attract and retain the talent needed to help an organization thrive, and it begins with a competitive base pay structure. There are different methods to determine relative value of jobs
Are You Ready for the New Laws Taking Effect in 2019?
Wednesday, December 26, 2018
2019 is just around the corner. Are you ready? Here are some of the changes taking effect in January that may be of interest to Hawaii employers: Hawaii Pay Secrecy Law – Beginning January 1, 2019, Hawaii law will
HEC Releases 2019 Survey Schedule
Tuesday, December 18, 2018
To keep your business competitive in today’s economy, your decisions about pay, benefits, and HR practices should be based on accurate information. HEC provides this information by conducting reliable compensation and
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
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Pay Equity in the Workplace: Do Gender-Based Disparities Still Exist?

Pay equity is one of the hottest topics in Human Resources today. It seems like every day there’s a story on pay equity on the news or in various e-newsletters. But what does pay equity really mean? Does pay equity exist already, or how can we create it? Let’s take a look at this sensitive and critical HR topic.

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