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OSHA launching Program to reduce Retail Sector Injuries in the Pacific
Thursday, April 24, 2014
The federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration has announced plans to launch a local emphasis program in Hawaii, Guam, American Samoa and the Northern Mariana Islands. This means that OSHA will inspect retail
State of Hawaii expands Online Unemployment Services
Thursday, April 24, 2014
Online access to unemployment services has expanded, according to the Hawaii State Department of Labor and Industrial Relations. In addition to filing payments and accessing account information on line, the DLIR has
Hawaii Farm to pay $460,000 for FLSA and MSPA Violations
Thursday, April 24, 2014
Fat Law's Farm Inc. was recently ordered by a federal judge to pay $428,800 in back wage and $31,200 in penalties due to violations of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) and Migrant and Seasonal Agricultural Worker
Trial proper on Wrongful Termination and Retaliation Claims where Time Records show Employee was not Late
Thursday, April 24, 2014
The United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit recently held that an African-American chef's assistant working at a hospital may proceed to trial on discrimination and retaliation claims brought under Title VII
Survey finds Worker Distrust of Employer contributes to Disengagement
Thursday, April 24, 2014
One third of employees believe that their employer is not always honest with them, and one quarter of employees do not trust their employer, according to a survey released by the American Psychological Association on April
Get Answers to the Most Common HIPAA Questions during May 8 Training
Friday, April 18, 2014
The HIPAA Privacy and Security Rules are lengthy and complex and have long been a source of confusion. The March 2013 implementation of the Final Omnibus Rule not only imposed many new requirements intended to protect the
Executive Order prohibits Federal Contractors from Retaliating against Applicants and Employees who discuss Pay
Friday, April 18, 2014
To mark "Equal Pay Day" earlier this month, President Obama signed an Executive Order prohibiting federal contractors from discriminating against any employee or applicant who inquires about, discussed, or disclosed employee
HEC awards Member Bonus Dollars effective May 1, 2014
Friday, April 18, 2014
Members should have received letters from Hawaii Employers Council containing information on this year's award of Bonus Dollars. These Bonus Dollars may be used to off-set the cost of seminars, workshops, in-house training,
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