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Plant Closing
Thursday, June 26, 2014
Closing a business presents multiple challenges for employers. One consideration should be compliance with certain notice requirements that must be met prior to closing operations. The federal Worker Readjustment and
Hawaii Business Magazine to present 2014 Leadership Conference on July 15
Thursday, June 26, 2014
Hawaii Employers Council is proud to be a non-profit partner for Hawaii Business Magazine's 2014 Leadership Conference. The Conference, which will be held at the Sheraton Waikiki on July 15, is dedicated to the advancement
DOL issues Notice of Proposed Rulemaking to revise the Definition of "Spouse" under FMLA
Thursday, June 26, 2014
In light of the United States Supreme Court's decision in United States v. Windsor, holding Section 3 of the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) unconstitutional, the Department of Labor (DOL) has issued a Notice of Proposed
Supreme Court declares Obama's Recess Appointments to the NLRB Unconstitutional
Thursday, June 26, 2014
The United States Supreme Court has held that President Obama's 2012 recess appointments of three National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) members were invalid because they fell outside the scope of the Constitution's Recess
Ninth Circuit affirms Dismissal of Class Action Suit by Former Employee who elected to Arbitrate Employment Claims Individually
Thursday, June 26, 2014
The United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit recently affirmed a district court decision granting an employer's motion to compel arbitration and dismissing, without prejudice, a putative class action brought by a
Flexible Workplaces a Priority among Workers, Survey Finds
Thursday, June 26, 2014
Employers should embrace the concept of workplace flexibility, according to 89% of more than 4,000 adults surveyed by The Harris Poll in May. More than half of respondents said that they would be able to do their job better
HEC hosting Complimentary Legislative Wrap-Up Briefing for Members on June 27
Thursday, June 19, 2014
The 2014 legislative session has come to an end marked by the passage of several measures with impacts for Hawaii employers, including ones on minimum wage, a new leave law for employees of large businesses; an expansion of
HEC releases 2014 Health Care Pay Rate Survey
Thursday, June 19, 2014
The Hawaii Employers Council has released the final report of the 2014 Health Care Pay Rate Survey. The seventeenth annual survey HEC has conducted for this industry, this year's survey report includes private sector and
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