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Hosting a Holiday Party and Worried about Potential Liability? Check Out Our Latest Episode of HEC TV
Monday, November 28, 2016
In our latest installment of HEC TV, Mike Vasper, Senior HR Consultant at the Hawaii Employers Council, shares some valuable insight on how companies can host an enjoyable holiday party without running afoul of the law on
Take Our Poll Please: What are HEC Members Doing Now in Light of the Preliminary Injunction Against the FLSA Overtime Rule?
Monday, November 28, 2016
As you have all heard by now, a federal judge in Texas has issued a nationwide preliminary injunction prohibiting the Department of Labor ("DOL") from enforcing their new rules regarding the executive, administrative and
EEOC Updates Enforcement Guidance for National Origin Discrimination
Monday, November 28, 2016
The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission recently announced that it issued an updated enforcement guidance on national origin discrimination to replace its 2002 compliance manual on that subject. In addition, the EEOC
Judge Permanently Blocks DOL's Persuader Rule
Monday, November 28, 2016
Earlier this year, we reported that a federal court in Texas issued a temporary nationwide injunction that prohibited the Department of Labor ("DOL") from enforcing its new persuader rule. In that injunctive order, the
Employee Retention is the Top Compensation-Related Priority for 2017, According to Xerox Survey
Monday, November 28, 2016
According to a survey conducted by Xerox, employers will be shifting their priorities in 2017 from cost control to rewarding top performers. Specifically, 53% of survey participants stated that their highest priority in the
Did You Miss HEC's Annual Meeting and Programs? Here's a Quick Recap
Monday, November 21, 2016
The 2016 Annual Meeting for the Hawaii Employers Council was a great success. The event was held at the Sheraton Waikiki Hotel and featured two morning seminars by a distinguished panel of HR professionals, an annual report
U.S. Chamber of Commerce: "Micro-unions" Have Spread Beyond Healthcare, Despite NLRB Assurances Otherwise
Monday, November 21, 2016
In a controversial decision called Specialty Healthcare, 357 NLRB No. 83 (2011), the National Labor Relations Board ("NLRB" or "Board") allowed for the formation of what is known as a "micro-union" in non-acute health care
Employees Need Real Vacations, Says Ceridian VP
Monday, November 21, 2016
Ceridian's VP of HR Programs, Kelly Allder, recently wrote an article espousing the benefits of having employees take "real vacations" from work. Allder's article begins by citing surveys and studies indicating that today's
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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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