News & Announcements

HEC Publishes 2017 PAM Salary Survey Report
Tuesday, August 29, 2017

Hawaii Employers Council released the 2017 Professional, Administrative and Management Salary Survey Report last week.

Tips on Handling Final Pay for Deceased Employees
Tuesday, August 29, 2017

What do you do about the final paycheck for an employee who has passed away?

Court Directs EEOC to Reconsider ‘Arbitrary and Capricious’ Voluntary Wellness Program Regulations
Tuesday, August 29, 2017

Last year, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) published final rules clarifying the circumstances in which employers may offer incentives to employees for participation in workplace wellness programs under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act (GINA).

IRS Provides Model Amendments to Add Bifurcated Distribution Options to Defined Benefit Plans
Tuesday, August 29, 2017

The Internal Revenue Service has published model amendments for use in calculating payments owed to pension plan participants who elect to receive distributions partly as an annuity and partly as a lump sum.

Most Workers are Living Paycheck to Paycheck
Tuesday, August 29, 2017

More than three-quarters of workers (78 percent) are living paycheck-to-paycheck to make ends meet — up from 75 percent last year and a trait more common in women than men — 81 vs. 75 percent, according to new CareerBuilder research.

Hawaii Car Dealership Sued for Disability Discrimination
Tuesday, August 22, 2017
The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) has sued Cutter Mazda of Honolulu on behalf of a job applicant with a hearing impairment. In EEOC v. MJC, Inc. and GAC Auto Group Inc., DBA Cutter Mazda of Honolulu, et al,
Tips for Identifying Applicant Dishonesty
Tuesday, August 22, 2017
The struggle to find qualified applicants for open positions is real. Just ask any number of employers across the state that are working hard to fill job vacancies that have remained open for months. Recruiting efforts are
Employers Should Have Good Reasons for RIF Decisions
Tuesday, August 22, 2017
When financial challenges require employers to cut payroll costs, company leaders are left in the difficult position of planning a reduction in force. A recent case issued by the Ninth Circuit highlights the importance of
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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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