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An Update on Same Sex Marriage, the Windsor Decision, and Employment Related Issues
Wednesday, November 27, 2013
DISCLAIMER: This material is provided by the Hawaii Employers Council for illustrative and general informational purposes only, are not intended to constitute legal advice, and should not be interpreted by you as legal
New FAQs on Section 503 and VEVRAA Regulations Now Available
Monday, November 25, 2013
The office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) has made new Frequently Asked Questions available on its website to address concerns that have been raised after publication of new regulations implementing Section
USCIS introduces E-Verify SSN-Locking Feature
Monday, November 25, 2013
E-Verify now has the capability of putting a lock on Social Security Numbers that appear to be fraudulently used. These new fraud-detection features will enable the E-Verify system to flag circumstances suggesting that an
Hawaii Judge denies Trial to Employees that were Terminated for Harassing and Extorting Money from a Coworker
Monday, November 25, 2013
Two former hotel utility stewards alleging age, race, and national origin discrimination as well as retaliation claims cannot proceed to trial on these matters, according to a decision recently issued by Chief United States
EEOC settles Harassment Case against former Hawaii Restaurant and Staffing Company
Monday, November 25, 2013
The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) recently settled a sexual harassment lawsuit based on claims by a class of female employees that worked as servers and bartenders at a Waikiki restaurant that has since
Expansion of Compensation Services and E-Learning Opportunities Announced at HEC's 70th Annual Meeting
Monday, November 25, 2013
HEC President and CEO Clayton Kamida outlined plans to expand compensation services and e-learning opportunities to be offered by the Council at HEC's 70th Annual Meeting at the Halekulani Hotel on November 21, 2013.
OSHA releases Top 10 Most Frequently Cited Standards
Monday, November 18, 2013
To alert employers about commonly cited standards following worksite inspections, the federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration has identified the following categories as its 2013 top ten most frequently cited
Integrity Testing of Job Applicants may be Permissible under Title VII and the ADA
Monday, November 18, 2013
An employer practice of requiring applicants to undergo "integrity testing" may not violate the EEOC's Enforcement Guidance on Consideration of Arrest and Conviction Records in Employment Decisions under Title VII of the
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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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