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DLIR to Pay Employers up to $100,000 for New Employees
Tuesday, March 31, 2020
The Department of Labor and Industrial Relations (“DLIR”) announced a new program, Reducing Unemployment Disruption & Driving Economic Regeneration (“RUDDER”). RUDDER seeks to encourage the
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.
You’re Invited! The Right Talent, Right Now - Reverse Job Fair
Tuesday, September 24, 2019
In honor of National Disability Employment Awareness Month observed in October, Employment First Hawaii and Disability:IN Hawaii are organizing an event, “The Right Talent, Right Now.” Employers who have hired
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
Survey: What New Hires Want in Onboarding
Tuesday, July 2, 2019
After reviewing dozens of resumes and multiple rounds of interviews, you finally found the perfect new employee! Is your onboarding process going to scare him or her away? A national survey recently found that 64% of new
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
Issues to Consider When Hiring Summer Interns
Tuesday, May 14, 2019
Summer is inching closer – are you thinking about hiring summer interns? There are many benefits to a summer internship program. A summer internship is like a summer-long interview to determine whether the potential
Be Recognized for Commitment to Veteran Hiring
Tuesday, November 13, 2018
November 11, 2018, was Veterans Day, which honors those who served in the United States Armed Forces. This year, it marked the centennial commemoration of the end of World War I. Next year, on November 11, 2019, the first
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