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Learn to Accomplish More with Less Stress at HEC on August 28
Wednesday, July 30, 2014
HEC will host a morning program for busy professionals and leaders who want to get organized, be proactive, and improve their effectiveness in leading others to achieve positive results with quality of life. The session,
HEC publishes 2014 Information Technology Survey Report
Wednesday, July 30, 2014
Eighty-nine private and public sector organizations in Hawaii reported on work practices and pay information for forty-eight data processing and information technology managerial, professional, and non-exempt jobs for the
Entry Level Accountants are Exempt Learned Professionals, Second Circuit Says
Wednesday, July 30, 2014
The United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit recently held that a group of entry level accountant employees were not misclassified as learned professionals under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). The
Hawaii Federal Judge Holds that Clinical Manager gets Trial on Patient Harassment Claim
Wednesday, July 30, 2014
United States District Judge Helen Gillmor recently held that a Clinical Manager for a Community Dialysis Center could proceed on a gender-based harassment claim due to actions and comments by a dialysis patient. During a
Employers Can Revitalize Performance Reviews by Implementing Five Best Practices
Wednesday, July 30, 2014
While most organizations conduct annual performance evaluations, these efforts are often unsuccessful in motivating employees or encouraging improvement. To make the review process more successful, managers should view them
Learn to Implement a Positive Mindset in the Workplace at HEC on August 14
Monday, July 28, 2014
In this all-day workshop with Alice Inoue, Founder and Chief Happiness Officer at Happiness University, you will learn and practice positive mindset strategies and gain tools to help you increase the overall positivity in
Executive Order Protects LGBT Workers of Federal Contractors from Discrimination
Monday, July 28, 2014
The White House has expanded equal employment opportunity protections to employees of federal contractors on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity. On July 21, 2014, President Obama signed an Executive Order
Subsidies for Federally-Run Health Insurance Exchanges Improper, according to D.C. Federal Appeals Court
Monday, July 28, 2014
The United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit recently held that the Internal Revenue Code limits the availability of premium tax credit subsidies to insurance purchased under state-established
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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