News & Announcements

HEC Survey Report Shares Insights into 2018 Business Trends
Tuesday, December 26, 2017

Hawaii Employers Council is pleased to release the results of the 2018 National Business Trends Survey, a survey provided through the partnership of various Employer Associations throughout the nation.

DLIR Publishes 2018 Maximum Weekly Wage Base and Maximum Weekly Benefit Amounts (TDI, WC, UI)
Tuesday, December 26, 2017

The Disability Compensation Division of Hawaii's Department of Labor and Industrial Relations (DLIR) has published the 2018 schedule for maximum weekly wage base and maximum weekly benefit amounts for temporary disability insurance (TDI) and workers' compensation (WC).

Divided NLRB Overrules Browning-Ferris and Adopts New Standard Governing Workplace Policies
Tuesday, December 26, 2017

With the clock ticking on NLRB Chair Philip Miscimarra’s December 16 departure and emboldened by a Republican majority, finally intact, a divided NLRB overruled, on December 14, its controversial 2015 decision in Browning-Ferris Industries, which expanded the scope of joint-employer liability, and returned to the Board’s pre-Browning-Ferris standard.

Happy New Year from HEC
Tuesday, December 26, 2017

As 2017 comes to an end, we at Hawaii Employers Council wish you a happy and safe holiday season.

HEC Welcomes Megan Jorah
Tuesday, December 19, 2017

Hawaii Employers Council is pleased to welcome Megan Jorah as an HR Consultant.

Annual Family Health Insurance Premiums May Cost $42,500 in Less Than a Decade
Tuesday, December 19, 2017

A big mahalo to State Insurance Commissioner Gordon Ito for his December 8, 2017 presentation concerning health insurance costs in Hawaii.

Top 2018 Employment Trends Include Harassment, Medical Marijuana, Health Care
Tuesday, December 19, 2017
Harassment, workplace violence, cybersecurity, workforce planning, medical marijuana and the Affordable Care Act are among the most difficult HR challenges facing employers in 2018, according to a new XpertHR
DLIR Recovers Back Wages and Penalties on Behalf of Maui Surf Instructors
Tuesday, December 19, 2017

Hawaii’s Department of Labor and Industrial Relations (DLIR) has recovered almost fifteen thousand dollars in back wages and penalties on a wage complaint brought under the Payment of Wages law.

Feature of the Month:

Medical Marijuana and the Workplace

Laws regarding medical marijuana and the workplace have been under constant development over the past few years, with recent developments occurring in just the past few weeks. Now more than ever, Hawaii employers may be confused about how to apply their drug-free workplace policies to applicants or employees who fail a drug test due to medical marijuana usage.

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