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WHD Releases New FMLA and FLSA Opinion Letters
Tuesday, September 24, 2019
The U.S. Department of Labor (“DOL”) Wage and Hour Division (“WHD”) recently issued new opinion letters regarding leave under the Family and Medical Leave Act (“FMLA”) and the retail or
You’re Invited! The Right Talent, Right Now - Reverse Job Fair
Tuesday, September 24, 2019
In honor of National Disability Employment Awareness Month observed in October, Employment First Hawaii and Disability:IN Hawaii are organizing an event, “The Right Talent, Right Now.” Employers who have hired
OFCCP Releases More Compliance Assistance Resources
Tuesday, September 24, 2019
The Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (“OFCCP”) has been releasing numerous compliance assistance resources to help employers better understand the law. Here are some of the latest resources: FAQs
HEC Board of Governors Nominees for 2020 Announced
Monday, September 23, 2019
HEC Board of Governors Nominees for 2020 Announced The Nominating Committee of the Hawaii Employers Council has filed with Corporate Secretary Sheri-Ann Lau Clark the names of 10 nominees for election to three-year terms on
New on HEC TV: Gender X and EEO-1 Filing
Tuesday, September 17, 2019
What does the passing of the Gender ‘X’ law mean for your organization? In this episode of HEC TV, HR Consultant Megan Jorah will discuss (1) the gender X law and (2) how the measure impacts an employer’s
Health Insurance Waiver: Updated Form HC-5 for 2020 Is Now Available
Tuesday, September 17, 2019
Hawaii’s Department of Labor and Industrial Relations Disability Compensation Division recently published Form HC-5 Employee Notification to Employer for Calendar Year 2020, available here. Employers must ensure
DLIR Issues Updated Wage Rate & Apprentice Schedules
Tuesday, September 17, 2019
The Hawaii Department of Labor and Industrial Relations Research & Statistics Office issued Wage Rate Schedule Bulletin No. 496 and Apprentice Schedule Bulletin No. 496, both effective September 16. These schedules
Benefits Spotlight: What Should You be Communicating to Your Employees?
Tuesday, September 17, 2019
School is back in session. Some of you have just completed open enrollment. For some of you, open enrollment is right around the corner. What should you be communicating to your employees about benefits? If You Just
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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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