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HEC Provides Legislative Update for 2019 Introduced Bills
Tuesday, January 29, 2019
HEC has published its Legislative Digest for bills that were introduced for the 2019 legislative session. The Legislative Digest contains a list of bills that may be of interest to employers and provides a brief
Free Chapter 104 Workshop for Contractors and Payroll Personnel
Tuesday, January 29, 2019
The Wage Standards Division of the Hawaii Department of Labor and Industrial Relations (“DLIR”) is hosting a FREE workshop on Chapter 104 of the Hawaii Revisted Statutes regarding Wages and Hours of Employees on
Reminder: Post OSHA Form 300A by February 1
Tuesday, January 29, 2019
Many employers with more than ten employees must record work-related injuries and illnesses on Occupational Safety and Health Administration (“OSHA”) Forms 300 (Log of Work-Related Illnesses and Injuries), 300A
HRCI Offers Tips on Telecommuting
Tuesday, January 29, 2019
A decade ago, working from home may have seemed like a distant dream. Today, it's the future of work. More and more employers are adopting telecommuting practices, including the federal government. The Human Resources
HEC Releases 2019 Legislative Forecast Via On-Demand Webinar
Tuesday, January 22, 2019
The 2019 legislative session recently convened on January 16 and lawmakers have until January 24 to file any bills they want to have considered this year. To assist our members in preparing for session, we have released a
Hawaii’s Furloughed Federal Workers May Apply For Unemployment Benefits
Tuesday, January 22, 2019
The government shutdown has reached the one-month mark, and many people are feeling its effects. One silver lining is that many individuals and organizations are stepping up and stepping in to help affected federal workers
DLIR: Unemployment Insurance Tax Rate Schedule and Weekly Benefit Amount
Tuesday, January 22, 2019
The Hawaii Department of Labor and Industrial Relations (“DLIR”) published the 2019 unemployment insurance tax rate schedule and weekly benefit amount. Contribution Rate Schedule C of the rate table continues
NLRB Issues Strategic Plan for FY 2019 to FY 2022
Tuesday, January 22, 2019
The National Labor Relations Board (“NLRB”) issued its Strategic Plan for fiscal years 2019 through 2022, which contains four mission-related goals. Goal #1: Promptly resolve labor disputes affecting commerce
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Wage and Hour Update

There have been many significant changes going on at the U.S. Department of Labor. This article discusses two proposed rules for which employers must be prepared, which will (1) increase the salary level thresholds for determining an exempt employee and (2) change the regular rate of pay calculation for overtime.

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