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HEC’s Organizational Effectiveness and Health Survey
Tuesday, June 30, 2020
Hawaii Employers Council is pleased to share this Executive Summary of a survey it conducted regarding the effects of COVID‐19 on the organizational effectiveness and health of Hawaii businesses. The survey, conducted May
How to Deal with Fraudulent Pandemic Unemployment Assistance Claims
Tuesday, June 30, 2020
Across the nation, criminals are targeting state unemployment insurance systems to exploit the COVID-19 pandemic. In one scam, fraudsters use personal information stolen in earlier data breaches (such as the Equifax breach
New FLSA Opinion Letters from WHD
Thursday, June 25, 2020
The Wage and Hour Division of the U.S. Department of Labor (“WHD”) issued five new opinion letters pertaining to the Fair Labor Standards Act (“FLSA”). FLSA2020-6 finds that salespeople who regularly
HCRC Guidance on Returning to the Workplace
Tuesday, June 23, 2020
On June 19, the Executive Director of the Hawaii Civil Rights Commission issued a letter confirming that during the COVID-19 pandemic emergency, employers may implement the following three medical examinations or
When Employees Don’t Want to Wear Face Coverings
Thursday, June 11, 2020
Just a couple of months ago, employers were asking whether they had to allow employees to wear masks at work. Now the questions most frequently asked are whether employers can require employees to wear masks, and what should
COVID-19 Model Policies: Temperature Checks and Business Travel
Thursday, June 4, 2020
HEC has created two model policies to assist employers as they bring their employees back to the workplace. The COVID-19 Model Screening Policy is for employers seeking to implement a screening policy for their employees
Paid Leave Under the FFCRA: Summer Child Care Issues
Thursday, June 4, 2020
Under the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (“FFCRA”), an employee may take both paid sick leave and expanded family and medical leave to care for the employee’s child whose school or place of care is
Model Return to Work Policy and Questionnaire
Wednesday, May 27, 2020
HEC has created two new documents to assist employers as they bring employees back to the workplace: The COVID-19 Model Return to Work Policy is designed to address some of the common issues that employers will face when
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