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Kūlia i Ka Nuʻu: Sunshine Topping at Hawaiian Telcom – This is The Best Job Ever!
Tuesday, April 24, 2018
Kūlia i Ka Nuʻu: Sunshine Topping at Hawaiian Telcom – This is The Best Job Ever! This column of Kūlia i Ka Nuʻu features Sunshine Topping, Vice President of Human Resources at Hawaiian Telcom. A
Is Your Company Ready to Transform? Introducing HEC’s Organizational Effectiveness Program
Tuesday, April 24, 2018
While Gallup’s recent State of the American Workplace study reports that only 35% of Hawaii’s workforce is engaged in their work, studies show that organizations with engaged employees realize many benefits,
DOL Issues Fact Sheet on Exemptions that Apply to Higher Education Positions
Tuesday, April 24, 2018
With the publication of Fact Sheet #17S: Higher Education Institutions and Overtime Pay Under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), the Department of Labor has provided insight into the white collar exemptions that commonly
OFCCP Explains Process for Determining Which Organizations Are Scheduled for a 2018 Compliance Review
Tuesday, April 24, 2018
In what the Center for Workplace Compliance calls "an unprecedented and welcome move toward transparency," the OFCCP published its Methodology for Developing the Scheduling List Supply & Service Federal Contractors FY
HEC Offers a Legislative Update after Second Crossover
Tuesday, April 17, 2018
We are nearing the end of session and the Hawaii state legislature just passed the Second Crossover deadline. As we prepare to head into conference, several employment-related bills are still alive, including measures that
Practice Tip: Review Hiring and Compensation Practices after Recent Pay History Decision
Tuesday, April 17, 2018
An employer cannot consider an employee’s prior salary history to justify a wage differential under the Equal Pay Act, according to a recent Ninth Circuit decision. To determine how your organization can best respond
Are FMLA-Covered Rest Breaks Compensable under the FLSA?
Tuesday, April 17, 2018
The Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division issued an opinion letter last week addressing whether an employer must pay a non-exempt employee for fifteen-minute rest breaks required by the employee’s serious
IRS FAQs Address New Employer Credit for Paid Family and Medical Leave
Tuesday, April 17, 2018
The IRS has issued a set of frequently asked questions (FAQs) that address the new employer credit under Code Sec. 45S for paid family and medical leave. The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (P.L. 115-97) created the credit, which is
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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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