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Time Off to Vote on Election Day
Tuesday, October 30, 2018
With the General Election on Tuesday, November 6, quickly approaching, employers are reminded of Hawaii’s voting law giving employees time off to vote. See Haw. Rev. Stat. § 11-95. Employees are not entitled to
Employers Can’t Take Tip Credit for Tipped Workers Doing Untipped Work: 9th Cir.
Tuesday, October 30, 2018
The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals revived a lawsuit brought by restaurant servers and bartenders at International House of Pancakes, Denny’s, and P.F. Chang’s China Bistro restaurants who sued their employers
OSHA Inspection Program Targets Workplaces With High Injury and Illness Rates
Tuesday, October 30, 2018
OSHA Inspection Program Targets Workplaces With High Injury and Illness Rates The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (“OSHA”) issued a Notice implementing its
Attract and Retain Employees By Helping Pay Down Student Debt and Save For Retirement
Tuesday, October 30, 2018
With unemployment rates so low, many employers are looking for creative ways to attract and retain top talent. One employer came up with an innovative way to help employees with student debt through a proposed change to its
2018 Annual Meeting Proxy Reminder: Vote Now for HEC’s Board of Governors
Tuesday, October 23, 2018
Members of Hawaii Employers Council are invited to attend our 75th Annual Meeting on Tuesday, November 13, 2018. The meeting will be held at 12:00 noon at the Sheraton Waikiki Hotel, 2255 Kalakaua Avenue, Honolulu, Hawaii
Five Pillars for Building Commitment
Tuesday, October 23, 2018
As a leader or manager, your time is valuable. One of the greatest keys to maximizing your success is building employee commitment. When you have high levels of commitment you gain so much: productivity, positivity,
Refusal to Reinstate Employee After Work Injury Not Discrimination According to ICA
Tuesday, October 23, 2018
Last month, the Hawai‘i Intermediate Court of Appeals (“ICA”) issued a Memorandum Opinion in favor of an employer who refused to return an employee to her pre-work-injury position. Employer Refuses to
NLRB Seeks Comment on Proposed Rule Establishing Joint-Employer Status
Tuesday, October 23, 2018
The National Labor Relations Board (“NLRB”) issued a proposed rule establishing the test for whether an employer is considered a “joint employer” under the National Labor Relations Act
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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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