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HECís New Website Is Available
Tuesday, October 31, 2017

It is finally here! HEC’s new website will launch tomorrow, and we encourage everyone to click here and have a look.

Hawaii Employers Share Insight into their Plans for 2017 Holiday Season
Tuesday, October 31, 2017

Hawaii Employers Council is pleased to release the results of its 2017 Holiday Practices Survey.

In a #metoo World, Employers Cannot Ignore Harassing Behavior
Tuesday, October 31, 2017

It’s been less than a month since the New York Times broke the story that over the past several decades, Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein has been paying settlements to women in the film industry who have raised sexual harassment or assault claims against him.

IRS Announces 2018 401(k) Contribution Limit Increase
Tuesday, October 31, 2017

The Internal Revenue Service has announced the 2018 contribution limit for employees who participate in 401(k), 403(b), most 457 plans, and the federal government’s Thrift Savings Plan.

Bullying at Work is a Struggle for LGBT Employees
Tuesday, October 31, 2017

LGBT workers are facing challenges in the form of workplace bullying.

Hawaii Sales Agent Fails to Close the Deal on a Whistleblower Retaliation Claim
Tuesday, October 24, 2017

A Hilton Grand Vacations sales agent cannot proceed on a claim that he was terminated in retaliation for complaining of discrimination in violation of the Hawaii Whistleblower Protection Act (HWPA).

Supervisor Support for Employee Career Development is Essential to Worker Well-Being
Tuesday, October 24, 2017

Nearly half of American workers are concerned about the changing nature of work, as talk of automation, artificial intelligence and skills retraining dominate conversations about the future of jobs.

Can an Employer Deduct a Cash Shortage from a Cashierís Paycheck?
Tuesday, October 24, 2017

It is not uncommon for employers to deal with cash shortages when their operations involve employee use of a register, money till, or cash box.

Feature of the Month:

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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