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Summer Hires
Thursday, May 28, 2015
Summer is here and employers across the state are staffing up for the season. Factors to consider when recruiting summer employees range from child labor laws to I-9 and medical insurance requirements. This month, HEC is
HEC to Host FLSA Update to Ensure Compliance in 2015 on June 18
Thursday, May 28, 2015
When are the new overtime regulations coming and what will they address? What are the Department of Labor's strategic enforcement priorities and what does the "fissured workplace" have to do with them? Why has the number
Hawaii Unemployment Rate at 4.1 Percent in April
Thursday, May 28, 2015
The seasonally adjusted unemployment rate for Hawaii was 4.1% in April, according to the Department of Labor and Industrial Relations. This is more than a percentage point below the national seasonally adjusted unemployment
OFCCP settles Hiring Discrimination Case against Dental Lab Federal Contractor
Thursday, May 28, 2015
The U.S. Department of Labor's Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs has announced the settlement of a hiring discrimination case against Oral Arts Laboratory Inc., a dental lab and manufacturer. An OFCCP
Employee Entitled to Trial on FMLA Discharge Claim, Eighth Circuit Holds
Thursday, May 28, 2015
The United States Court of Appeals recently held that a supervisor at Tyson Fresh Meats, Inc. was entitled to trial on his claim that his employer wrongfully terminated him in violation of the Family Medical Leave Act
More than Half of Employers offering Summer Workers Twice the Federal Minimum Wage
Thursday, May 28, 2015
With 36 percent of employers hiring summer workers this year, the recruitment season is well underway. According to a recent national survey conducted by Harris Poll for CareerBuilder, 53 percent of employers offering
DLIR Updates State Posters
Tuesday, May 26, 2015
The Department of Labor and Industrial Relations has updated the state employment law posters to reflect the announcement of Linda Chu Takayama as Director. The state's unemployment insurance poster was also revised to add
HEC to host FLSA Update to Ensure Compliance in 2015 on June 18
Tuesday, May 26, 2015
When are the new overtime regulations coming and what will they address? What are the Department of Labor's strategic enforcement priorities and what does the "fissured workplace" have to do with them? Why has the number
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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