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Happy New Year From HEC!
Wednesday, December 26, 2018
As 2018 comes to a close, we at Hawaii Employers Council want to express how grateful we are for your support this year. Sending you best wishes for a happy and prosperous 2019! Holiday Hours Our office will close at
Are You Ready for the New Laws Taking Effect in 2019?
Wednesday, December 26, 2018
2019 is just around the corner. Are you ready? Here are some of the changes taking effect in January that may be of interest to Hawaii employers: Hawaii Pay Secrecy Law – Beginning January 1, 2019, Hawaii law will
ACA Declared Unconstitutional, But No Changes Yet
Wednesday, December 26, 2018
As you may have heard, a Texas federal court recently ruled the entire Affordable Care Act (“ACA”) unconstitutional. What does that mean for you? Nothing yet. Lawsuit Background As mentioned in this news
DHS Seeks Comment on Proposed Restructuring of H-1B Visa Program for Foreign Professionals
Wednesday, December 26, 2018
The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) issued a notice of proposed rulemaking to restructure the filing procedures for H-1B visas, the temporary work visa category for foreign professionals. Current Procedure New H-1B
HECís 2018 Employee Benefit Plans in Hawaii Survey Released
Tuesday, December 18, 2018
Hawaii Employers Council is pleased to share results from the 2018 Employee Benefit Plans in Hawaii Survey. HEC conducts this survey once every three years. 152 organizations participated in this year’s survey,
HEC Holiday Hours
Tuesday, December 18, 2018
Our office will close on December 24 at 12:00 p.m. and reopen on December 26. We will close again on December 31 at 12:00 p.m. and reopen on January 2, 2019.
HEC Releases 2019 Survey Schedule
Tuesday, December 18, 2018
To keep your business competitive in today’s economy, your decisions about pay, benefits, and HR practices should be based on accurate information. HEC provides this information by conducting reliable compensation and
DLIR Publishes 2019 Maximum Weekly Wage Base and Benefit Amount for TDI and WC
Tuesday, December 18, 2018
On December 1, the Disability Compensation Division of Hawaii's Department of Labor and Industrial Relations (DLIR) posted the Maximum Weekly Wage Base and Maximum Weekly Benefit Amount for Temporary Disability Insurance
Feature of the Month:

Medical Marijuana and the Workplace

Laws regarding medical marijuana and the workplace have been under constant development over the past few years, with recent developments occurring in just the past few weeks. Now more than ever, Hawaii employers may be confused about how to apply their drug-free workplace policies to applicants or employees who fail a drug test due to medical marijuana usage.

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