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Mistake a Legitimate Reason for Adverse Employment Action
Tuesday, May 28, 2019
The U.S. District Court for the District of Hawaii recently dismissed racial discrimination claims against the State of Hawaii Department of Human Services (“DHS”), holding that a supervisor’s mistake was a
It’s Hurricane Season – Are You Prepared?
Tuesday, May 28, 2019
Some people are still recovering from the effects of Hurricane Lane last August, but a new hurricane season officially begins June 1, and it looks like it will be an active one. The Central Pacific Hurricane Center of the
HIOSH Presentation
Tuesday, May 28, 2019
A 1-day OSHA Hawaii Workshop was held on May 14. The workshop covered various topics, including the new drone inspection program and federal OSHA updates. Hawaii Occupational Safety and Health (“HIOSH”)
Is Your Company One of Hawaii’s Best Workplaces?
Tuesday, May 28, 2019
Get your company recognized! You have just a couple of days left to nominate your company for the Pacific Business News 2019 Hawaii’s Best Workplaces. PBN is looking for companies with the best culture, leadership,
Supreme Court Gives Win to Employers, Limiting Class Arbitration
Tuesday, May 21, 2019
In a 5-4 decision split along ideological lines, the U.S. Supreme Court recently held that a court cannot compel an employer to participate in classwide arbitration under the Federal Arbitration Act unless the arbitration
Comments on Salary Level Rule Due Today! Extensions for Joint Employer and Regular Rate Rules
Tuesday, May 21, 2019
The U.S. Department of Labor (“DOL”) has given the public additional time to submit comments on two proposed rules that could have major impacts on businesses – the joint employer rule and the regular rate
Guidelines for Effective Compliance Programs
Tuesday, May 21, 2019
A criminal investigation could never happen to your company, right? Even so, the guidance recently released by the Department of Justice (“DOJ”) can be helpful to any company to ensure an effective compliance
When Religious Beliefs Conflict With Anti-Harassment Policies
Tuesday, May 21, 2019
Recently, much focus has been placed on the importance of implementing effective diversity, inclusion, and anti-harassment policies. But what happens when an employee’s religious beliefs conflict with these policies?
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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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