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What Happened to the New Overtime Rules?
Monday, February 27, 2017
If HR professionals and business owners remember anything about 2016, it may very well be the scramble to prepare for the December 1 effective date for the Department of Labor's new overtime rules. The rules would increase
Start Preparing H-1B Visa Petitions Now
Monday, February 27, 2017
The FY 2018 H-1B visa petition season will begin in April, and employers will be able to file petitions with U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) beginning on April 1, 2017. The H-1B visa cap is 65,000 visas,
What to Do When Workers are Stressed (and More Than Half of Them Are!)
Monday, February 27, 2017
More than half (52 percent) of workers said they are stressed at work on a day-to-day basis, and 60 percent reported work-related pressure has increased in the last five years, according to a new survey by staffing firm
Lowest Decade on Record for Major Work Stoppages, according to BLS
Monday, February 27, 2017
The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) reports that over the past four decades (1977-1986 to 2007-2016) major work stoppages declined approximately 90 percent, with the period from 2007 to 2016 being the lowest decade on
Employees Quit Due to Job Stagnation, Study Finds
Monday, February 27, 2017
A new study, Why Do Workers Quit?, conducted by Glassdoor Economic Research, finds employees that stagnate in a job too long are more likely to leave their employers rather than move to a new role within the company. The
Hawaii Tour Companies Hit with Sexual Harassment Lawsuit
Saturday, February 18, 2017
The Hawaii office of the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission filed suit against three related tour companies last week alleging sexual harassment, retaliation and constructive discharge. The lawsuit names
Employer Should Request Additional Information on In Loco Parentis Relationship under FMLA
Saturday, February 18, 2017
An employee is entitled to a trial on whether his former employer interfered with and denied his right to leave under the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) to care for his ill grandfather. In Coutard v. Municipal Credit
Acosta Replaces Pudzer as Secretary of Labor Nominee
Saturday, February 18, 2017
After mounting pressure regarding his personal and professional history, Andrew Pudzer, Chief Executive Officer of CKE Restaurants, withdrew his nomination for Secretary of Labor last week. The withdrawal was quickly
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Resources Updated for New Hawaii Laws

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