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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
Attract and Retain Employees By Helping Pay Down Student Debt and Save For Retirement
Tuesday, October 30, 2018
With unemployment rates so low, many employers are looking for creative ways to attract and retain top talent. One employer came up with an innovative way to help employees with student debt through a proposed change to its
FDIC Eases Restrictions on Hiring Bank Personnel with Criminal Histories
Tuesday, October 2, 2018
The FDIC recently issued modifications to its Statement of Policy (“SOP”) for Section 19 of the Federal Deposit Insurance Act (“Section 19”), which will ease certain hiring requirements for banks and
Can Hawaii Employers Post A Job Ad Seeking “UH Students”?
Tuesday, June 19, 2018
The Hawaii Civil Rights Commission determined that a job ad for “UH students” is unlawful age discrimination. At issue in Hoshijo v. Morning Hill Foods was two job ads for the restaurant employer – one
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Wage and Hour Update

There have been many significant changes going on at the U.S. Department of Labor. This article discusses two proposed rules for which employers must be prepared, which will (1) increase the salary level thresholds for determining an exempt employee and (2) change the regular rate of pay calculation for overtime.

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