News & Announcements

New Independent Contractor Proposed Rule
Tuesday, September 22, 2020
On September 22, the U.S. Department of Labor (“DOL”) issued a proposed rule to determine whether a worker is an independent contractor or employee under the federal Fair Labor Standards Act (“FLSA”).
COVID-19 Update
Tuesday, April 7, 2020
Hawaii Employers Council continues to monitor the COVID-19 pandemic and provide employers with resources to assist with their response to the novel issues raised. These resources are listed on HEC’s Coronavirus
DOL Issues New Opinion Letters on Regular Rate
Tuesday, April 7, 2020
The U.S. Department of Labor (“DOL”) Wage and Hour Division (“WHD”) announced three new opinion letters that address compliance issues related to the “regular rate” calculations under the
New FAQs Issued for ACA
Tuesday, March 24, 2020
To help people understand the Affordable Care Act and benefit from it, the Department of Health and Human Services, Department of Labor, and the Treasury jointly prepared answers to various frequently asked questions from
Find Guidance Documents From Federal Agencies on New Searchable Websites
Tuesday, March 17, 2020
The U.S. Department of Labor (“DOL”) and Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (“EEOC”), along with other federal agencies, recently launched websites where you can search databases of all their
DOL Releases Joint Employer Final Rule
Tuesday, January 21, 2020
On January 16, the U.S. Department of Labor (“DOL”) published a final rule updating the regulations interpreting joint employer status under the Fair Labor Standards Act (“FLSA”). The final rule is
Increased Penalties for Violations of FLSA, FMLA, HIOSH/OSHA
Tuesday, January 21, 2020
Effective January 15, penalties are higher for violations of various statutes, including the Fair Labor Standards Act (“FLSA”), the Family and Medical Leave Act (“FMLA”), and the Occupational Safety
DOL Issues Two New Wage and Hour Opinion Letters
Tuesday, January 14, 2020
On January 7, the U.S. Department of Labor Wage and Hour Division (“WHD”) issued two new opinion letters concerning the Fair Labor Standards Act (“FLSA”). FLSA 2020-1 discusses the method for
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Families First Coronavirus Response Act Updated Resources

HEC has updated its Families First Coronavirus Response Act resources to reflect the revisions to the regulations, effective Sept. 16.

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