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HEC releases 2013 Pay Rates in Hawaii Final Report
Thursday, October 31, 2013
The 2013 Pay Rates in Hawaii Survey was conducted during July through September 2013. Pay rates were effective as of July 1, 2013.Pay rate information has been reported for the 243 organizations that participated in the
Eligibility for Federal Employee Health Benefits expands to include Children of Same-Sex Domestic Partners
Thursday, October 31, 2013
Effective January 1, 2014, children of federal employees who are same-sex domestic partners living in states prohibiting same-sex marriage are eligible for coverage under the Federal Employee Health Benefits Program.This
OSHA introduces Tools for Protecting Workers from Hazardous Chemical Exposure
Thursday, October 31, 2013
The U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration has rolled out two web resources to assist employers in protecting workers form occupational exposure to hazardous chemicals used in workplaces
Intermediate Court of Appeals holds a Plaintiff may proceed on a Claim against a Defendant that was not named in HCRC Charge
Thursday, October 31, 2013
A plaintiff may proceed on a discrimination claim against a party not named in an HCRC Charge of Discrimination, according to a decision issued by the Intermediate Court of Appeals of Hawaii.In Simmons v. Aqua Hotels and
Ninth Circuit holds Arbitration Agreement in Job Application Unconscionable
Thursday, October 31, 2013
A grocery company cannot compel a deli clerk to arbitrate claims brought under California labor law on the basis of a mandatory arbitration agreement in her job application, according to the United States Court of Appeals
Construction projected to be a Key Contributor to Growth between 2010 and 2020, according to DLIR
Friday, October 25, 2013
Kauai County is forecasted to have the highest industry expansion rate between 2010 and 2020, according to a report released by the Department of Labor and Industrial Relations last week. Kauai's projected expansion rate
Hawaii Judge rules that Time Share Sales Manager gets a Trial on Age Discrimination Claim
Friday, October 25, 2013
A Time Share Sales Manager can proceed to trial on a claim that his demotion constituted age discrimination, according to a ruling issued by Susan Oki Mollway, Chief United States District Judge for the District of Hawaii.
No Trial for Employee Records Clerk Who Failed to Provide Notice of Need for FMLA Leave Extension, according to Fifth Circuit
Friday, October 25, 2013
The United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit recently affirmed a district court's grant of summary judgment against a former employee records clerk's claim that she was terminated in violation of the federal
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