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CCH AnswersNow Library
Thursday, February 27, 2014
HEC members have full access to CCH AnswersNow Library, which provides 24/7 access to tools related to the HR & Benefits issues members face every day. The website provides access to thousands of resources on federal
HEC to host Webinar introducing CCH HR/Benefits AnswersNow Library to HEC Members on March 12, 2014
Thursday, February 20, 2014
Bill Harmon, Licensing & Business Development Manager with Wolters Kluwer Law & Business, will present a complimentary webinar for HEC members on the benefits and use of the CCH HR/Benefits AnswersNow Library.
Learn to Improve Presentation and PowerPoint Skills at HEC on March 24, 2014
Thursday, February 20, 2014
For professionals today, presentation and public speaking skills are more important than ever. Management guru Tom Peters says that "presentation skills are worthy of extreme obsessive study." Strong presentation skills and
No Individual Liability for Claims brought under Haw. Rev. Stat. 378-2 and Faragher/Ellerth Defense Inapplicable to State Ancestry and Sexual Harassment Claims
Thursday, February 20, 2014
Supervisors and individual employees cannot be held individually liable for discrimination under Section 378-2(1)(A) of the Hawaii Revised Statutes, and for unlawful retaliation under Section 378-2(2), according to the
President Obama signs Executive Order raising Federal Contractor Minimum Wage Rates on New Contracts
Thursday, February 20, 2014
After announcing plans to do so during his State of the Union address, President Obama has signed an Executive Order that increases the hourly minimum wage to $10.10 for covered employees of federal contractors and
DLIR issues Updated Chapter 104 Wage Rate and Apprentice Schedules
Thursday, February 20, 2014
On February 17, the Hawaii Department of Labor and Industrial Relations published updated schedules for Wage Rates and Apprenticeships. These schedules apply in determining the appropriate prevailing wage for each
NLRB proposes revised "Quickie Election" Rules
Thursday, February 13, 2014
The National Labor Relations Board has published a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking in the Federal Register for a new "Quickie Election" rule. This proposed rule comes after the Board rescinded its 2011 proposed rule several
Employers Should Prepare 2015 H1-B Visa Petitions for Filing in April
Thursday, February 13, 2014
The FY 2015 H1-B visa petition season will begin on April 1, and employers should plan to file petitions with US Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) on that date. The 2015 H1-B visa cap set by Congress is 65,000
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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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