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Local 5’s Letter Demanding Dues Payment from Hawaii Hyatt Regency Hotel Workers Found Unlawful
Tuesday, June 26, 2018
In Tamosiunas v. NLRB, No. 16-1338 (D.C. Cir. 2018), the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit held the union unlawfully sent a letter demanding immediate full dues payment to employees who declined to
HEC TV Video (with Animation!) - Focusing on Interns
Tuesday, June 26, 2018
Many college students seek internships for school credit and work experience, leaving many employers tempted at the prospect of free help. However, there are rules that employers must abide by, including those promulgated
U.S. Employers Eyeing Improvements to Compensation Programs, Willis Towers Watson Survey Finds
Tuesday, June 26, 2018
Growing pressure to improve their pay-for-performance programs and ensure fair pay throughout the workplace is sparking changes to corporate America’s employee compensation and performance management programs,
Hawaii Updates Code Conformity — Withholding and Reporting
Tuesday, June 26, 2018
Hawaii updates Code conformity — HAWAII — Withholding and Reporting Hawaii’s Internal Revenue Code (Code) tie-in date moves to February 9, 2018, for tax years beginning after 2017. The prior Code
NLRB’s Guidance on Handbook Rules Explains Three Categories of Work Rules
Tuesday, June 19, 2018
NLRB’s Guidance on Handbook Rules Explains Three Categories of Work Rules In Memorandum GC 18-04 entitled, “Guidance on Handbook Rules Post-Boeing,” NLRB’s General Counsel issued guidance on
Higher Prevailing Wage Rates on the Horizon for Painters in Hawaii
Tuesday, June 19, 2018
Painters are set to receive higher prevailing wage rates for public construction work in 2019 pursuant to the State of Hawaii’s Department of Labor and Industrial Relations (DLIR) Wage Rate Schedule Bulletin No. 492,
Can Hawaii Employers Post A Job Ad Seeking “UH Students”?
Tuesday, June 19, 2018
The Hawaii Civil Rights Commission determined that a job ad for “UH students” is unlawful age discrimination. At issue in Hoshijo v. Morning Hill Foods was two job ads for the restaurant employer – one
Personality Tests: EEOC Reached Conciliation Agreements with CVS and Best Buy
Tuesday, June 19, 2018
Both CVS Caremark Corporation and Best Buy were under investigation by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) for using personality tests/assessments during the application process. EEOC found it probable
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Pay Equity in the Workplace: Do Gender-Based Disparities Still Exist?

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