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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
Federal Ban the Box Act Will Require Federal Contractors to Reexamine Exceptions
Tuesday, March 3, 2020
The recently enacted federal “Fair Chance Act” or “Fair Chance to Compete for Jobs Act of 2019,” imposes restrictions on federal contractors requesting criminal history records from applicants.
HEC TV: A New Protected Class – Reproductive Health Decisions
Tuesday, February 11, 2020
A new Hawaii law prohibits employers from discriminating against applicants or employees because of their reproductive health decisions. In this episode of HEC TV, Senior HR Consultant Jessica Morikone discusses what this
Coronavirus Concerns at Work
Tuesday, February 4, 2020
Employers and employees are understandably concerned about the 2019 Novel Coronavirus, or 2019-nCoV, which is a new respiratory virus first identified in Wuhan, Hubei Province, China. It is important, however, to be wary
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
Are You Ready For 2020?
Tuesday, December 10, 2019
2020 is just around the corner. Are you ready? Here are some of the changes taking effect next year that may be of interest to Hawaii employers: January 1, 2020 The final overtime rule raises the salary threshold to
The Not-So-Fun Side of Holiday Parties – Limiting Alcohol and Paying for Attendance
Tuesday, December 10, 2019
Over two-thirds of participating organizations (71.7%) reported that they will have an organization-wide holiday party this year according to HEC’s 2019 Holiday Practices Survey. Company holiday parties can boost
OFCCP News for Federal Contractors
Tuesday, November 19, 2019
In honor of Veterans Day last week, the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (“OFCCP”) wants to make sure employers are complying with the Vietnam Era Veteran Readjustment Assistance Act
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