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Court Dismisses Sex Discrimination Lawsuit against Maui County
Monday, December 26, 2016
The U.S. District Court for the District of Hawaii has issued a court order dismissing an employment lawsuit that was filed by a Maui police officer against the County of Maui. The lawsuit alleged sex discrimination under
Reminder: Minimum Wage to Increase Again Next Year
Monday, December 26, 2016
On January 1, 2017, the minimum wage in Hawaii is set to increase again for the third year in a row. Under the schedule developed by Act 82, SLH 2015, the minimum wage will rise to $9.25 per hour from January 1, 2017
HEC Releases Hawaii Results from 2017 National Business Trends Survey
Monday, December 26, 2016
Each year, the Cascade Employers Association coordinates the National Business Trends survey, which asks participants to provide responses to various questions to identify business plans, objectives, and challenges for the
EEOC Issues New ADA Resource for Employees with Mental Health Conditions
Monday, December 26, 2016
The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission ("EEOC") recently issued new guidance that discusses the legal rights of employees who are suffering from depression, post-traumatic stress disorder, or other mental health
IRS Announces Slightly Lower Standard Mileage Rate for Business Deductions in 2017
Monday, December 26, 2016
The Internal Revenue Service recently announced the 2017 optional standard mileage rates used to calculate the deductible costs of operating an automobile for business reasons, as well as for charitable, medical, or moving
Do You Know the Difference Between Seasonal Worker and Seasonal Employee for ACA Purposes?
Monday, December 19, 2016
The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) issued IRS Health Care Tax Tip 2016-77 to remind employers that seasonal workers need not be counted when determining whether an employer is an applicable large employer (ALE). "Seasonal
Maximum Weekly Wage Base and Maximum Weekly Benefit Amount for TDI and Workers' Compensation Increasing in 2017
Monday, December 19, 2016
The Disability Compensation Division of Hawaii's Department of Labor and Industrial Relations (DLIR) published updated figures for the maximum weekly wage base and maximum weekly benefit amounts for temporary disability
Puzder Nomination for DOL Secretary Stirs Up Concerns, Points to New Direction
Monday, December 19, 2016
President-elect Donald Trump has picked Andrew Puzder for the job of Department of Labor Secretary, according to numerous media reports. As the comments have been steadily rolling in, there is a conspicuous absence of
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