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Kūlia I Ka Nu‘u: Sarah Guay at HEMIC – Focusing on the Humanity in Human Resources
Tuesday, August 13, 2019
This column of Kūlia i Ka Nuʻu features Sarah Guay, Vice President of Human Resources at Hawaii Employers’ Mutual Insurance Company (HEMIC). Sarah is keenly aware of the importance of the operational and
Kūlia i Ka Nuʻu: Trevor Bracher at Marriott – Inspiring Others to Be Their Best
Tuesday, March 26, 2019
This column of Kūlia i Ka Nuʻu features Trevor Bracher, Complex Director of Human Resources at Marriott. Trevor oversees HR for Kyo-ya properties in Hawaii – Sheraton Waikiki, Royal Hawaiian Hotel, Moana
Kūlia i Ka Nuʻu: Dean Kapoi at Matson Terminals – Giving and Receiving Good Advice
Tuesday, January 15, 2019
This column of Kūlia i Ka Nuʻu features Dean Kapoi, Manager Hawaii Terminals and Labor Relations at Matson Terminals. Dean was born and raised in Waianae and is a proud graduate of Waianae High School. He
Kūlia I Ka Nuʻu: Nona Tamanaha at The Queen’s Medical Center – Building a Career by Taking Risks and Hard Work
Tuesday, December 4, 2018
Nona Tamanaha, Vice President of Human Resources of The Queen’s Medical Center (“Queen’s”), sat down for an interview with Hawaii Employers Council. In her role, she sets the strategy for human
Kūlia i Ka Nuʻu: Janna Nakagawa at HMSA – Finding a Peace of History
Tuesday, November 6, 2018
This column of Kūlia i Ka Nuʻu features Janna Nakagawa, the Chief Administrative and Strategy Officer at the Hawaii Medical Service Association (“HMSA”). Janna is an honors graduate of Oregon State
Kūlia i Ka Nuʻu: Sunshine Topping at Hawaiian Telcom – This is The Best Job Ever!
Tuesday, April 24, 2018
Kūlia i Ka Nuʻu: Sunshine Topping at Hawaiian Telcom – This is The Best Job Ever! This column of Kūlia i Ka Nuʻu features Sunshine Topping, Vice President of Human Resources at Hawaiian Telcom. A
Kūlia i Ka Nuʻu: Jean Hamakawa at Bank of Hawaii - Tenacious and Lucky
Tuesday, March 6, 2018
In this new column called Kūlia i Ka Nuʻu, HEC will feature respected leaders in the human resources profession who embody the value of striving to reach the highest, which is the meaning of kūlia i ka
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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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