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9th Circuit Raises Burden of Proof for ADA Discrimination Claims
Tuesday, September 3, 2019
The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals recently held that a terminated employee alleging discrimination under the Americans with Disabilities Act (“ADA”) must prove that his discharge would not have occurred were it
Employer’s Obligations – Final Paycheck for Deceased Employee
Tuesday, August 6, 2019
What do you do about the final paycheck for an employee who has passed away? Under Hawaii law, when an employee dies, the employer must, within thirty days after the death, pay unpaid wages, vacation, and sick leave in an
Upcoming Deadline: VETS-4212 Report
Tuesday, August 6, 2019
The 2019 filing season for the VETS-4212 started on August 1. The Vietnam Era Veterans’ Readjustment Assistance Act (“VEVRAA”) requires covered federal contractors and subcontractors to report annually on
Handling Politically-Charged Issues at Work
Tuesday, July 30, 2019
With all that has been going on in the news lately, it is difficult to prevent politically-charged issues from affecting the workplace. When a political issue arises, employers may find themselves in the challenging
Honolulu Dealership Could be Liable for Discrimination Against Deaf Applicant
Tuesday, July 23, 2019
A Hawaii federal court recently held that a Honolulu Mazda dealership must go to trial to defend against claims that one of its managers discriminated against a deaf applicant. EEOC v. MJC, Inc. (July 11, 2019). Factual
New Employment Laws from the 2019 Legislative Session
Tuesday, July 16, 2019
Following the Governor’s veto deadline on July 9, the Hawaii Employers Council issued its final set of legislative reports for the 2019 legislative session. For new employment laws, perhaps the biggest update
New FLSA Opinion Letters – Calculating Overtime & Hours Worked & Highly Compensated Paralegals
Tuesday, July 9, 2019
The U.S. Department of Labor's Wage and Hour Division (“WHD”) released three new opinion letters, addressing compliance issues under the Fair Labor Standards Act (“FLSA”). One relates to the
New Online Tools from DOL
Tuesday, July 9, 2019
The U.S. Department of Labor (“DOL”) recently announced new “plain-language, user-friendly” compliance assistance materials to help employers, workers, and other stakeholders understand their
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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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