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Handling Politically-Charged Issues at Work
Tuesday, July 30, 2019
With all that has been going on in the news lately, it is difficult to prevent politically-charged issues from affecting the workplace. When a political issue arises, employers may find themselves in the challenging
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
The Hair Kiss – Biden as an Opportunity for Discussion
Tuesday, April 23, 2019
Former Vice President and 2020 Presidential hopeful Joe Biden has been in the news recently after multiple women accused him of unwelcomed touching, including kissing the backs of their heads, smelling their hair, and
10 Tips for Increasing Inclusivity
Tuesday, April 2, 2019
Diversity in hiring is clearly important. But if the brilliant, diverse new hires feel uncomfortable being themselves at work, they will end up leaving. New research on workplace inclusion from the Limeade Institute found
Keep April Fools’ Day Friendly and Safe
Tuesday, March 19, 2019
April Fools’ Day is coming up. Typically a day for practical jokes, employers need to make sure employees abide by company policies and do not cross any lines. Being able to joke around with coworkers may be an
Benchmarking with HEC Surveys
Tuesday, February 26, 2019
Total Rewards offerings (which includes compensation and benefits and a host of other components) need to be competitive to maintain an engaged workforce. At the foundation, competitive base pay and benefits are essential
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
HEC Survey Provides Insight Into Effective Salary Structures
Tuesday, February 12, 2019
Competitive base pay is essential to attract and retain the talent needed to help an organization thrive, and it begins with a competitive base pay structure. There are different methods to determine relative value of jobs
Feature of the Month:

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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