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Waikiki Bar to Pay Over $250K for Sexual Harassment
Tuesday, October 29, 2019
Pacific Fun Enterprises LLC, dba Snappers Sports Bar and Grill and Snap-ette Beach and Liquor Store must pay $255,302.53 for sexual harassment of female employees. The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission
Free DLIR Workshop and Corrected Apprentice Schedule
Tuesday, October 29, 2019
The Hawaii Department of Labor and Industrial Relations (“DLIR”) announced a free wage and hour workshop and also issued a corrected Apprentice Schedule Bulletin for Chapter 104 contractors. Free DLIR Wage and
NLRB Overturns Precedent and Adopts “Contract Coverage” Standard in Unilateral Change Cases
Tuesday, October 29, 2019
The National Labor Relations Board (“NLRB” or “Board”) adopted the “contract coverage” standard to determine whether an employer’s unilateral action is permitted by a collective
Upcoming Important Dates
Tuesday, October 29, 2019
Here are some important dates coming up soon. Veterans Day – November 11 5 Ways to Celebrate Your Veterans on Veterans Day HEC will be open regular business hours, 7:30 am - 4:30 pm. Apprenticeship Week –
NEWS FLASH: HEC is an Approved ETF Training Provider
Tuesday, October 29, 2019
In an effort to help keep Hawaii businesses competitive, enhance business growth, and improve the long-term employability of Hawaii's people, the State of Hawaii's Workforce Development Division established the Employment
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
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