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Updates to OSHA Provisions Effective July 15
Tuesday, July 16, 2019
Effective July 15, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (“OSHA”) revised 14 provisions in the recordkeeping, general industry, maritime, and construction standards as part of Phase IV of the
Beat the Heat – Keep Employees Safe
Tuesday, June 18, 2019
Summer may not yet officially be here, but it is already getting hot! Now is a good time for employers to review policies and procedures to ensure the safety of employees who work in outdoor or indoor heat environments.
Save Lives! Join the 2019 National Trench Safety Stand-Down
Tuesday, June 4, 2019
An unprotected trench is an early grave. OSHA has made reducing trenching and excavation hazards the Agency’s Priority Goal because trench collapses, or cave-ins, pose the greatest risk to workers’ lives. The
HIOSH Presentation
Tuesday, May 28, 2019
A 1-day OSHA Hawaii Workshop was held on May 14. The workshop covered various topics, including the new drone inspection program and federal OSHA updates. Hawaii Occupational Safety and Health (“HIOSH”)
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
2019 National Safety Stand-Down Week and OSHA 300A Reminder
Tuesday, May 7, 2019
National Safety Stand-Down The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (“OSHA”) and Hawaii Occupational Safety and Health (“HIOSH”) encourage your company to join the National Safety Stand-Down
HEC TV: Stay Safety Savvy with an Effective Written Safety Plan
Tuesday, March 12, 2019
Effective October 27, 2018, new administrative rules for the State of Hawaii Department of Occupational Safety and Health (HIOSH) require companies who have 10 or more employees to develop a written safety and health program
Attention! Dates in Calendar are Closer Than They Appear!
Tuesday, February 12, 2019
Hawaii Employers Council has created a 2019 at-a-glance calendar of important dates for Hawaii employers. The list is not exhaustive, but we hope it will serve as a useful reminder for our members. Additionally, since
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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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