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HEC Provides Legislative Update for 2020 Introduced Bills
Tuesday, January 28, 2020
HEC has published its Legislative Digest for bills that were introduced for the 2020 legislative session. The Legislative Digest contains a list of bills that may be of interest to employers and provides a brief
OSHA Reminders: Certify, Post, and Electronically Submit Form 300A
Tuesday, January 28, 2020
Don’t Forget! OSHA Form 300A must be certified and posted no later than February 1, and electronically submitted by March 2. Recording Requirements The Occupational Safety and Health Administration
New: Oral Fluid Drug Testing Guidelines and FMCSA Drug Testing Rate Increase
Tuesday, January 28, 2020
In drug testing news, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (“DHHS”) published guidelines for oral fluid drug testing, and the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Motor Carrier Safety
2020 401(k) ERISA Retirement Plan Compliance Calendar
Tuesday, January 28, 2020
Hawaii Employers Council, in conjunction with Retirement Benefits Group, is pleased to provide you with a 2020 401(k) ERISA Retirement Plan Compliance Calendar. The calendar contains regulatory limits as well as various
HEC Welcomes Hazel Balmaceda as Treasurer and CFO
Tuesday, January 21, 2020
As HEC's treasurer and chief financial officer, Hazel is responsible for all aspects of financial management of the organization. Prior to joining the Council, Hazel was the Director of Finance & Accounting for Elite
Mark Your Calendars! HEC Releases 2020 Survey Schedule
Tuesday, January 21, 2020
To keep your business competitive in today’s economy, your decisions about pay, benefits, and HR practices should be based on accurate information. HEC provides this information by conducting reliable compensation and
DOL Releases Joint Employer Final Rule
Tuesday, January 21, 2020
On January 16, the U.S. Department of Labor (“DOL”) published a final rule updating the regulations interpreting joint employer status under the Fair Labor Standards Act (“FLSA”). The final rule is
Increased Penalties for Violations of FLSA, FMLA, HIOSH/OSHA
Tuesday, January 21, 2020
Effective January 15, penalties are higher for violations of various statutes, including the Fair Labor Standards Act (“FLSA”), the Family and Medical Leave Act (“FMLA”), and the Occupational Safety
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