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Make Plans Now to Transition to New Form I-9
Monday, July 24, 2017
U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services released an updated version of Form I-9, Employment Eligibility Verification, last week. According to the agency, employers can use the revised form or continue to use the current
Employee Benefits Costs Continue to Rise, Especially Those Related to Health Care
Monday, July 24, 2017
The cost of providing employee benefits continues to rise, largely due to the cost of health insurance, according to a recent study by Willis Towers Watson. The study, Shifts in Benefit Allocations Among U.S. Employers,
It's Time to Update Your Hawaii Family Leave Policy and Practices
Monday, July 24, 2017
Employers with 100 or more employees should review their policies and practices involving the Hawaii Family Leave Law (HFLL) in light of Governor Ige's decision to sign Act 128 into law earlier this month. The Act, which
DOL to Rescind Regulations Prohibiting Inclusion of "Back of the House" Employees in Tip Pools
Monday, July 24, 2017
There is good news for restaurant employers struggling with the impacts of a Ninth Circuit decision them from including "back of the house" staff in a mandatory tip pool. In the Unified Regulatory Agenda published by the
How Important Are Resumes in the Hiring Process?
Monday, July 24, 2017
More than one-third of executives believe that resumes are less important to the job search process than they were five years ago. According to an executive survey conducted by the Futurestep division of Korn Ferry,
HEC Survey Report Provides Insight on IT Staffing Levels, Work Hours, Incentives
Monday, July 17, 2017
Hawaii Employers Council is pleased to release the results of its 2017 Information Technology Pay Rate Survey. Survey results indicate that Information Technology (IT) staff serve a key role in organizations across the
Veto Deadline Passes; New Employment Laws in Hawaii Take Effect
Monday, July 17, 2017
On July 11, 2017, we passed the Governor's veto deadline. As we previously reported, the legislature approved several measures this year that impact employers' legal obligations under various employment laws in Hawaii,
HEC's New Website is Almost Here!
Monday, July 17, 2017
We are just a few weeks away from rolling out HEC's new website and we can't wait for you to see it! As promised, the new website will provide easier access to the HR resources you need via HEC's all-in-one resource page.
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