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HEC Survey Reveals How Hawaii Employers Are Preparing for FLSA's Upcoming Salary Increases
Friday, August 26, 2016
On May 18, 2016, the Department of Labor announced changes to the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) updating the salary and compensation levels for the white collar overtime exemptions. One of the new rule changes sets the
DOL Settles Wage and Hour Grievance Against Itself for $7 Million
Friday, August 26, 2016
On August 12, 2006, the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) settled its own back pay and overtime grievance for $7 million. The American Federation of Government Employees (AFGE) Local 12, which represents workers in Washington,
Hawaii Unemployment Rate Inches Up to 3.5%
Friday, August 26, 2016
According to the latest figures from the Hawaii State Department of Labor and Industrial Relations ("DLIR"), the seasonally adjusted unemployment rate in Hawaii for July 2016 was 3.5%, up from 3.4% in June and 3.2% in May.
DOJ Released Proposed Regulations Concerning Immigration-Related Practices
Friday, August 26, 2016
On August 15, 2016, the Civil Rights Division of the U.S. Department of Justice published proposed rules implementing a section of the Immigration and Nationality Act (INA) concerning unfair immigration-related employment
Federal Contractors: Final Rules and Guidance on "Fair Pay and Safe Workplaces" Effective on October 25, 2016
Friday, August 26, 2016
On August 25, 2016, the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) and the Federal Acquisition Regulatory Council (FAR Council) issued the final rules and guidance implementing Executive Order 13673, entitled "Fair Pay and Safe
HEC Welcomes Corey Nakamoto, SPHR, SHRM-SCP
Friday, August 19, 2016
Hawaii Employers Council is pleased to welcome Corey Nakamoto as an HR Consultant. He joins HEC after working most recently at Kamehameha Schools as Client Services Manager. While at Kamehameha Schools, he was responsible
ACA: Appeal Forms Available for Employer Appeals of Marketplace Notice
Friday, August 19, 2016
Some employers have received a Marketplace notice informing them that they may be subject to an Employer Shared Responsibility Payment. Employers that receive this notice can file an appeal if they believe they offered
Federal Contractors: VETS-4212 Report Due September 30, 2016
Friday, August 19, 2016
Federal contractors have until September 30, 2016 to file the VETS-4212 report. The Vietnam Era Veterans' Readjustment Assistance Act of 1974 (VEVRAA) requires covered federal contractors and subcontractors to report
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