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Friday, January 30, 2015
In today's business environment, business skills and knowledge are the building blocks for employee success and employee engagement. To support your efforts in employee development, HEC continues to offer your staff
Reminder: Begin Preparations Now for Filing 2016 H1-B Visa Petitions in April
Friday, January 30, 2015
The FY 2016 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 H1-B visa cap is 65,000 visas, with an
HEC's 2015 Leadership Development Series begins on February 13
Friday, January 30, 2015
Hawaii Employers Council is proud to partner with Dale Carnegie Training Hawaii to bring you the second annual Get the Leadership Edge II: A Leadership Development Series. This 4-part series features new programs on key
Federal Air Marshal's Public Disclosure of TSA Information is protected by Federal Whistleblower Law
Friday, January 30, 2015
The United States Supreme Court has held that a federal air marshal engaged in protected whistleblowing activity when he informed the media of a Transportation Security Administration (TSA) decision to remove air marshals
Employee must show Foreign Doctor qualifies as "Health Care Provider" to proceed on FMLA Claim
Friday, January 30, 2015
In an unpublished decision released last fall, the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit affirmed a district court decision granting summary judgment against an employee's claims under the Hawaii Family Leave
Kmart settles Claim that Applicant's Request for Drug Testing Accommodation was Improperly Denied
Friday, January 30, 2015
The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) has settled a disability discrimination case with Kmart Corporation on behalf of a job applicant who sought reasonable accommodation in relation to a required pre-employment
Online Poster Request Form Added
Monday, January 26, 2015
To make the process of ordering the all-in-one posters from HEC more convenient, an online poster request form has been added to the website. Just click on the link below to be redirected to the poster request form directly
Look for HEC at the Spring 2015 Small Business Fair on February 21
Thursday, January 22, 2015
Sheri-Ann Lau Clark, VP, Corporate Secretary & General Counsel, will present a break-out session on "Human Resources ? How to Hire the Right People" at Hawaii's Spring Small Business Fair, happening on Saturday, February
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Pay Equity in the Workplace: Do Gender-Based Disparities Still Exist?

Pay equity is one of the hottest topics in Human Resources today. It seems like every day there’s a story on pay equity on the news or in various e-newsletters. But what does pay equity really mean? Does pay equity exist already, or how can we create it? Let’s take a look at this sensitive and critical HR topic.

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