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New Employment Laws from the 2019 Legislative Session
Tuesday, July 16, 2019
Following the Governor’s veto deadline on July 9, the Hawaii Employers Council issued its final set of legislative reports for the 2019 legislative session. For new employment laws, perhaps the biggest update
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
How and Why to Improve Company Culture
Tuesday, June 25, 2019
A recent study by Speakap discusses the importance company culture has on improving employee loyalty and relationships. Speakap describes workplace culture as “the sum of a company’s values, traditions, beliefs,
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
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
Free eBook! The Rise of HR: Wisdom From 73 Thought Leaders
Tuesday, February 5, 2019
73 of the world’s leading HR voices come together in a collection of essays published by the HR Certification Institute (“HRCI”): “The Rise of HR: Wisdom from 73 Thought Leaders.” This
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
91% View Non-Traditional Benefits Important to Job Satisfaction, According to TriNet Survey
Tuesday, October 16, 2018
A recent survey of small and medium size businesses released by TriNet underscores the importance of offering non-traditional benefits to attract and retain top talent. The survey found that 91% of respondents view
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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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