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HEC's 2015 HR Administration Series kicks off with Harassment Update on May 14
Friday, April 24, 2015
To begin the 2015 HR Administration Series, HEC is hosting a morning program on harassment issues in the workplace on May 14. The definition of harassment is constantly changing and evolving, and external influences such as
DOL issues Proposed Rule on Employer Wellness Programs
Friday, April 24, 2015
The Department of Labor's Equal Employment Opportunity Commission ("EEOC") has published a notice of proposed rulemaking to address how the Americans with Disabilities Act ("ADA") applies to employer wellness programs that
EEOC may proceed on Title VII Claim based on Discrimination against Transgendered Employee, Court Holds
Friday, April 24, 2015
The U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan recently held that the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission ("EEOC") may proceed on a case against a funeral home on behalf of a transgender employee
Court dismisses Applicants' Fair Credit Reporting Act Case challenging LinkedIn's Reference Searches Function
Friday, April 24, 2015
LinkedIn's "Reference Searches" function does not qualify as a consumer report by a consumer reporting agency under the Fair Credit Reporting Act ("FCRA"), according to a federal court in California. In Sweet v. LinkedIn
Ceridian offers Tips on incorporating Cloud Data Storage into Your HR Data Spring Cleaning
Friday, April 24, 2015
What does spring cleaning look like for your HR department? How much attention do you give to your HR data and processes that may have become outdated over time? The need for an in-depth HR cleaning may become evident as
HEC's 2015 HR Administration Series begins on May 14
Friday, April 17, 2015
The Hawaii Employers Council will host a five-part training program designed for HR practitioners and operations managers whose job duties involve dealing with employer-employee relations on a regular basis. The series,
HEC reports on Bills after Second Crossover in State Legislature
Friday, April 17, 2015
Second Crossover was April 16, and Ryan Sanada, Senior HR Consultant & Assistant General Counsel, provides an update on the fate of employment-related bills that may be of particular interest to employers in this report.
USCIS has reached the 2016 H-1B Cap
Friday, April 17, 2015
U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) recently announced that it has reached the H1-B cap for fiscal year 2106, including petitions filed for the advanced degree exemption. When the cap is exceeded, the agency
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