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Deductions from Employee Wages
Thursday, August 28, 2014
Hawaii employers are prohibited from making deductions from employee wages for fines, cash shortages in a common register used by two or more people, or replacement costs for the breakage or loss of company property. In
HEC will Kick Off 2014 Creating the Next Level of Managers series with September 11 Session on "The Leadership Advantage"
Thursday, August 28, 2014
Hawaii Employers Council invites mangers to a morning program on September 11 to explore their Emotional Intelligence, which has been called the "Best Predictor of Leadership Success." Participants will learn fundamental
DLIR releases Occupational Employment and Wages in Hawaii 2013 Publication
Thursday, August 28, 2014
The Hawaii State Department of Labor and Industrial Relations (DLIR) has released comprehensive occupational wage data on the state's workforce. The DLIR's Research & Statistics Office collects the data in a semiannual
Kauai Restaurant pays nearly $60,000 to Servers to resolve Tip Pool Issue
Thursday, August 28, 2014
Kauai's Bull Shed restaurant, operated by Castle Resorts and Hotels Inc., has resolved a wage and hour dispute with seventeen tipped servers on staff. The issue arose when a Department of Labor investigation revealed that
HHS issues Rules to Provide Contraception Coverage Options for Employees of Non-Profit Religious Organizations and Closely Held For-Profit Entities
Thursday, August 28, 2014
The U.S. Department of Health & Human Services (HHS) has issued an interim final rule to provide another option for employees of religious non-profits to receive contraceptive coverage. The Patient Protection and
Nearly Half of U.S. Workers fail to use All Paid Time Off, Survey Shows
Thursday, August 28, 2014
Forty percent of U.S. workers fail to exhaust all paid time off (PTO), according to a study recently completed for the U.S. Travel Association's Travel Effect Initiative. The study, entitled "Overwhelmed America: Why Don't
HEC Hosting Branded Customer Service Training on September 4
Friday, August 22, 2014
"Brand" is what defines a company. It represents all that the company stands for and the reason the company exists. Regardless of the business you're in and the products or services you provide, your customers expect a
ICE hosting Employer Training on IMAGE Program on September 18
Friday, August 22, 2014
U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) will conduct an all-day training session on the IMAGE (ICE Mutual Agreement between Government and Employers) program. This free training will cover a range of topics,
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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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