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Falsified FMLA Certifications, Post-Termination Retaliation, and Lack of Documentation
Tuesday, October 22, 2019
Robert Straub sued his former employer, the County of Maui (“County”), alleging Family and Medical Leave Act (“FMLA”) interference and retaliation, association discrimination under the Americans with
Hawaii Company to Pay $239,380 After DOL Finds Wage Rate Violations
Tuesday, October 22, 2019
The U.S. Department of Labor Wage and Hour Division (“WHD”) announced that Hawaii maritime repair company Pacific Shipyards International LLC must pay $239,380 to 47 employees after a WHD investigation found it
Unilateral Changes OK With Clear and Unmistakable Waiver of Right To Bargain
Tuesday, October 22, 2019
In another 2-1 decision split along party lines, the National Labor Relations Board (“NLRB” or “Board”) held that E.I. DuPont de Nemours (“DuPont”) did not violate the National Labor
Are You Prepared For the Opioid Crisis? Free Worker Opioid Abuse Toolkit
Tuesday, October 22, 2019
Opioid abuse is a serious national crisis. According to the Hawaii Opioid Initiative: 91 Americans die every day from an opioid overdose. In Hawaii, between 2012 and 2016, an average of 150 people per year died from a drug
Kūlia I Ka Nu‘u: Gail Lerch at Hawaii Pacific Health – Making a Difference in People’s Lives
Tuesday, October 15, 2019
Gail Lerch, Executive Vice President of Human Resources and General Services at Hawaii Pacific Health (“HPH”), recently shared her experiences in making a difference in the lives of others. At HPH, Gail oversees
DOL Announces Proposed Rule Regarding Tip Credits
Tuesday, October 15, 2019
The U.S. Department of Labor (“DOL”) recently announced a proposed rule amending tip provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act (“FLSA”). Background The FLSA generally requires covered employers to
Celebrating the Value of Workers With Disabilities – Events and Resources
Tuesday, October 15, 2019
October is National Disability Employment Awareness Month (“NDEAM”). NDEAM celebrates the contributions of workers with disabilities and educates about the value of a workforce inclusive of their skills and
Stay Healthy This Flu Season!
Tuesday, October 15, 2019
The weather is finally cooling off, but with the cold and wet weather comes cold and flu season. Here are some tips and resources to help keep your employees healthy. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC),
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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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