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HEC's 71st Annual Meeting's Keynote Speaker, Dr. Hank C.K. Wuh, Shares the Importance of Resilience
Tuesday, November 25, 2014
On November 20, 2014, Hawaii Employers Council held its 71st Annual Meeting at the Halekulani Hotel. Keynote Speaker: Hank Wuh Raised in Hawaii, keynote speaker, Dr. Hank C.K. Wuh, CEO of SKAI Ventures, shared some of
OSHA issues Fines after Maui Zip-Line Employee's Death
Tuesday, November 25, 2014
After investigators concluded that a new zip-line employee's fatal fall resulted from inadequate safety measures, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration issued $7,000 fines to both Altres Inc. and owner Jeff
Restaurants to pay Back Wages to Employees for Minimum Wage and Overtime Violations
Tuesday, November 25, 2014
Fifty-eight restaurant employees will receive back pay in a settlement with two restaurants operating in Boise, Idaho. The payments result from improper practices, including paying employees for overtime at straight time
Employers Weak on Career Development and Advancement, Survey Shows
Tuesday, November 25, 2014
Employees and employers agree that companies could be doing more on employee development. According to a recent Towers Watson Global Workforce Study, less than half of employees (46%) report that their current employer
Ceridian offers Two Simple Strategies to Reduce Health Care Spending
Tuesday, November 25, 2014
The health care industry as we know it is changing. With new compliance requirements and rising health care costs, organizations must proactively manage their health care and benefit expenses. Consider the realities of
OFCCP Extends Comment Period on Proposed Rule on Equal Pay Reporting
Thursday, November 13, 2014
The Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs has extended the comment period for its proposed rule requiring federal contractors and subcontractors to provide summary compensation data on an annual basis. The proposed
USCIS to Purge Older E-Verify Records in January of 2015
Thursday, November 13, 2014
Beginning January 1, 2015, the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Service (USCIS) will commence disposal of E-Verify records 10 years old and older to minimize personal privacy risks. The agency will dispose of records that
Productivity Increases in Third Quarter of 2014, according to BLS
Thursday, November 13, 2014
The Bureau of Labor Statistics has reported that nonfarm business sector labor productivity increased at a 2.0 percent seasonally adjusted annual rate during the third quarter of 2014. Output increased 4.4 percent and hours
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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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