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The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (“CARES”) Act & Other News
Tuesday, March 31, 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
COVID-19 News and Resources
Tuesday, March 24, 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
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.
New and Updated Resources for Federal Contractors
Tuesday, March 3, 2020
The Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (“OFCCP”) released multiple new and updated resources for federal contractors, including an updated Federal Contract Compliance Manual, a new Construction
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
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
Hawaii Company to Pay $239,380 After DOL Finds Wage Rate Violations
Tuesday, October 22, 2019
The U.S. Department of Labor Wage and Hour Division (“WHD”) announced that Hawaii maritime repair company Pacific Shipyards International LLC must pay $239,380 to 47 employees after a WHD investigation found it
Minimum Wage Increases Coming for Federal Contractors
Tuesday, October 8, 2019
Beginning January 1, 2020, the minimum wage rate for workers performing work on or in connection with covered federal contracts will rise from $10.60 to $10.80 per hour. Covered tipped employees performing work on or in
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Resources Updated for New Hawaii Laws

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