News & Announcements

Minimum Wage Increases Coming for Federal Contractors
Tuesday, October 8, 2019
Beginning January 1, 2020, the minimum wage rate for workers performing work on or in connection with covered federal contracts will rise from $10.60 to $10.80 per hour. Covered tipped employees performing work on or in
DLIR Issues Updated Wage Rate & Apprentice Schedules
Tuesday, September 17, 2019
The Hawaii Department of Labor and Industrial Relations Research & Statistics Office issued Wage Rate Schedule Bulletin No. 496 and Apprentice Schedule Bulletin No. 496, both effective September 16. These schedules
DLIR Issues Addendum to Wage Rate Schedule
Tuesday, July 16, 2019
The Department of Labor and Industrial Relations (“DLIR”) issued Wage Rate Schedule Bulletin (“WRS”) No. 495 and Apprentice Schedule Bulletin No. 495, effective July 1, 2019. The bulletins are
New FLSA Opinion Letters – Calculating Overtime & Hours Worked & Highly Compensated Paralegals
Tuesday, July 9, 2019
The U.S. Department of Labor's Wage and Hour Division (“WHD”) released three new opinion letters, addressing compliance issues under the Fair Labor Standards Act (“FLSA”). One relates to the
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
Comments on Salary Level Rule Due Today! Extensions for Joint Employer and Regular Rate Rules
Tuesday, May 21, 2019
The U.S. Department of Labor (“DOL”) has given the public additional time to submit comments on two proposed rules that could have major impacts on businesses – the joint employer rule and the regular rate
Gig Workers are Independent Contractors
Tuesday, May 14, 2019
Along with the rise of the gig economy has been the rise of the debate over whether gig workers are independent contractors or employees. After rescinding the guidance issued by the U.S. Department of Labor
Free Wage & Hour Compliance Workshop By DLIR
Tuesday, March 26, 2019
The Department of Labor and Industrial Relations (“DLIR”) Wage Standards Division is putting on a FREE workshop on topics such as: Penalty Avoidance Minimum Wage Overtime Payment of Wages Frequency of
Feature of the Month:

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.

Learn More

Subscribe to Our Training Events Updates

Subscribe to our training events notices to get in early on upcoming events.  Notices will arrive via email every Wednesday.

Back to top

Email Sign Up

Subscribe

If you are a member, please login below to manage your subscription. Otherwise, click "Continue to Subscribe"

Login

Continue to Subscribe

Subscribe

Fill out the fields below to receive HEC emails.


How did you hear about HEC?

I would like to receive the following:

HR News Digest (weekly)
Training Events Notices (weekly)