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Hawaii Department of Health Resumes TB Testing
Tuesday, July 30, 2013

After suspending TB clearance requirements for school personnel, food handlers, and workers in health care, domiciliary care, daycare, and residential care facilities earlier this year due to a TB testing supply shortage, the Hawaii ...

HEC Hosting Training on Labor Arbitration Advocacy Skills
Tuesday, July 30, 2013

There are still seats available for a three-day intensive, interactive program tracing the grievance and arbitration process from the disciplinary decision ...

Department of Labor revises Annual Deadline Requirement for Issuance of Comparative Chart on Designated Investment Alternatives
Thursday, July 25, 2013

Last August, federal regulations began to require plan administrators and service providers to provide participant-directed individual account plan participants and beneficiaries with a comparative chart on designated investment alternatives.

Eleventh Circuit holds that Timing Between FMLA Leave Request and Termination Decision Justifies Trial on Financial Analyst's FMLA Interference Claim
Thursday, July 25, 2013

The United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit recently versed a district court decision granting summary judgment against an employee who claimed she was terminated after taking FMLA leave.

Employee who cannot perform the Essential Function of Full-Time Work is not a Qualified Person with a Disability, according to Sixth Circuit
Thursday, July 25, 2013

The United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit recently affirmed a district court grant of summary judgment on an employee's retaliation and disability discrimination claims.

Electrical Apprenticeship Applicant can proceed on ADEA Claim against Union Apprenticeship and Training Fund
Thursday, July 25, 2013

The United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois recently held that an individual who was denied admission to an electrical worker apprentice program operated by the defendant, an IBEW Local 117 Joint Apprenticeship and Training Fund ("Fund"), could proceed on a claim under the Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA).

More than Half of Employees are engaged in Spending Fraud, according to Coupa Software Survey
Thursday, July 25, 2013

Fifty-eight percent of 500 surveyed employees claimed that employers lose $25,000 or more annually on improper employee spending activity.

HEC highlights Bills after Veto Deadline
Monday, July 22, 2013

The 2013 Legislative Session officially ended when the Governor's veto deadline passed on July 9.

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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