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Benchmarking with HEC Surveys
Tuesday, February 26, 2019
Total Rewards offerings (which includes compensation and benefits and a host of other components) need to be competitive to maintain an engaged workforce. At the foundation, competitive base pay and benefits are essential
DOL Changes Its Position on FLSA’s Tip Credit
Tuesday, February 26, 2019
On February 15, the U.S. Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division (“WHD”) published Field Assistance Bulletin No. 2019-2 addressing a recent change to the Field Operations Handbook, concerning
$15 Off Registration for Employment Law Mid-Year Update on March 5
Tuesday, February 26, 2019
Join the Chamber of Commerce Hawaii and attorneys from Torkildson, Katz, Hetherington, Harris & Knorek for an Employment Law Mid-Year Update. Earn SHRM credits and hear about: Legislative Updates How Employers Can
Updated Chapter 104 Wage Rate & Apprentice Schedules Released
Tuesday, February 26, 2019
On February 18, the Hawaii Department of Labor and Industrial Relations Research & Statistics Office issued Wage Rate Schedule Bulletin No. 494 and Apprentice Schedule Bulletin No. 494. These schedules determine the
Upcoming Deadlines Reminder
Tuesday, February 19, 2019
This is a friendly reminder that the following deadlines are coming up . . . February 2/28 Deadline to file with HI Department of Taxation Forms: HW-3 (Employer’s Annual Return & Reconciliation of Hawaii Income
NLRB Changes Independent Contractor Test Again
Tuesday, February 19, 2019
Just when you were getting used to the independent-contractor test under FedEx Home Delivery, the National Labor Relations Board (“NLRB” or “Board”) changed it up and overruled itself in a recent
Guidance on Determining the Nondeductible Portion of Parking Fringe Expenses
Tuesday, February 19, 2019
The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (“TCJA”) changed various sections of the tax code affecting employers, including employers who provide qualified transportation fringes (“QTFs”) to employees. The Internal
Show Employees Appreciation (And Increase Engagement)
Tuesday, February 19, 2019
Organizations with highly engaged employees realize many benefits, including improved business outcomes, increased employee loyalty, and higher retention. Employee turnover is costly in terms of time, energy, and money.
Feature of the Month:

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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