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Employee Engagement Surveys
Friday, January 29, 2016
The percentage of employees engaged in their jobs averaged at 32% in 2015, according to a Gallup survey released last month. Since employee engagement is linked to business outcomes including productivity and profitability,
HEC Publishes Legislative Digest for the 2016 Legislative Session
Friday, January 29, 2016
The legislative session opened on January 20 and is in full swing at the Capitol. The deadline for legislators to introduce bills was January 27, and HEC is closely monitoring those that are of interest to members. Read
Hawaii Hires Heroes to Host a Business Leaders Briefing on February 10
Friday, January 29, 2016
The Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve (ESGR), US Department of Labor's Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP), and the US Department of Labor Veterans Employment and Training Service (VETS) will host
Reminder: HEC Taking Orders for 2016 All-In-One Employment Posters
Friday, January 29, 2016
Hawaii Employers Council has made a complimentary all-in-one poster that incorporates both the federal and state posting requirements available to each member. Members will have the option of paying to have the
DOL Provides Guidance on Joint Employment Relationships
Friday, January 29, 2016
Continuing its focus on joint employment issues, the U.S. Department of Labor's Wage and Hour Division has issued an Administrator's Interpretation covering joint employment under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) and
No Trial on Customer's Claims Regarding Facebook Postings by Hawaii Car Rental Company Employee
Friday, January 29, 2016
The United States District Court for the District of Hawaii granted a motion for summary judgment filed by Hertz Rent-a-Car as to a customer's claims for negligent supervision, negligent retention, and negligent training.
New Hawaii Law Applies Smoking Prohibitions to Electronic Cigarettes
Thursday, January 21, 2016
The new year saw Hawaii expand its smoking prohibitions to include placing limits on the use of electronic smoking devices (ESDs). Under legislation enacted last year, "electronic smoking devices" are defined as including
Covered Employers Must Post OSHA Form 300A by February 1, 2016
Thursday, January 21, 2016
Employers with more than ten employees and whose establishments are not classified as a partially exempt industry must record work-related injuries and illnesses on Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) Forms
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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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