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Breaking News: Employers Must Disclose Pay Data by September 30
Tuesday, April 30, 2019
Employers have until September 30 to turn over 2018 pay data to the EEOC according to an Order issued by a federal judge on April 25. The EEOC announced that it will begin collecting pay data in mid-July. Does This Include
HEC TV: Leave and Schedule Modifications Under the ADA
Tuesday, April 30, 2019
Do you know what to do when an employee requests leave or a modified schedule under the Americans with Disabilities Act? In this episode of HEC TV, HR Consultant Dayna Kamimura-Ching discusses how to determine whether (1)
Court Dismisses Harassment Claim, Allows Retaliation Claim to Proceed
Tuesday, April 30, 2019
In Scott v. ManTech International Corporation, the U.S. District Court for the District of Hawaii dismissed a hostile work environment harassment claim, but allowed a claim for retaliation to proceed based on actions taken
Rail Construction Impacting HEC
Tuesday, April 30, 2019
Rail Construction Impacting HEC Beginning May 13, 2019, traffic flow on the Makai side of Waiwai Loop will be one-way only, allowing vehicles to only exit there. No vehicles will be allowed to enter the Makai side of the
Do Not Assume Medical Marijuana Cardholder Uses Marijuana: Hawaii Federal Court
Tuesday, April 23, 2019
An employer cannot assume that a medical marijuana cardholder uses marijuana according to the U.S. District Court for the District of Hawaii in Kamakeeaina v. Armstrong Produce, Ltd. Background Buddy Kamakeeaina alleged
Murakami and Hoshijo Confirmed to DLIR
Tuesday, April 23, 2019
On April 12, the Hawaii State Senate voted to confirm Scott T. Murakami as the Director of the Department of Labor and Industrial Relations (“DLIR”) and Leonard Hoshijo as the Deputy Director. Murakami is the
The Hair Kiss – Biden as an Opportunity for Discussion
Tuesday, April 23, 2019
Former Vice President and 2020 Presidential hopeful Joe Biden has been in the news recently after multiple women accused him of unwelcomed touching, including kissing the backs of their heads, smelling their hair, and
Social Security Mismatch Letters in the Mail
Tuesday, April 23, 2019
For the first time in seven years, the Social Security Administration (“SSA”) has begun mailing “mismatch” notification letters to employers. The letters, formally titled Employer Correction Request
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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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