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HEC Releases Turnover and Sick Time Statistics Report
Tuesday, May 30, 2017
In 2016, the overall turnover rate in Hawaii for all industries was calculated at 16.8%, according to HEC's annual turnover rate survey. The survey report presents annual turnover rates for selected industry groups by job
Jackson Lewis offers Tips on Ransomware Attacks: Prevention and Preparedness
Monday, May 29, 2017
Several years ago, cyber criminals developed a profitable form of malware, now known as ransomware. A "ransomware" attack occurs when a hacker takes control of the victim's information systems and encrypts its data,
Workers Want Flexibility During the Summer Months
Monday, May 29, 2017
Workers surveyed by staffing firm OfficeTeam said they're most interested in flexible schedules (39 percent) and the ability to leave early on Fridays (30 percent). But companies have cooled off on providing these benefits.
Do You Have to Return an Employee to the Same Position after FMLA Leave?
Monday, May 29, 2017
Employers sometimes wonder what their options are when it's time for an employee to return from an extended period of leave under the Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA). A recent decision by the United States Court of Appeals
Trump Administration Proposes to Merge EEOC and OFCCP
Monday, May 29, 2017
In the proposed budget for FY 2018 it released last week, the White House described plans to merge the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) into the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC). The
ICYMI: 2017 Legislative Wrap-Up (Recorded Webinar for Members Only)
Monday, May 22, 2017
In case you missed it, we have posted a recorded version of HEC's 2017 Legislative Wrap-Up webinar on our website. In this Members Only program, Ryan Sanada, HEC's Director of Legal and Government Affairs, discussed several
When Do Employers Owe Final Pay for Employees Who Give Notice of Resignation?
Monday, May 22, 2017
Hawaii law requires employers to pay employees who give "at least one pay period's notice" their final wages on their last day of employment. The question is what constitutes "one pay period's notice" and how do employers
It's Okay to Use ACA Notice Form after Expiration Date
Monday, May 22, 2017
A form providing employees with information on the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA) health insurance marketplace is set to expire on May 31, 2017. The form, "New Health Insurance Marketplace Coverage Options
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Pay Equity in the Workplace: Do Gender-Based Disparities Still Exist?

Pay equity is one of the hottest topics in Human Resources today. It seems like every day there’s a story on pay equity on the news or in various e-newsletters. But what does pay equity really mean? Does pay equity exist already, or how can we create it? Let’s take a look at this sensitive and critical HR topic.

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