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Lessons from the 9th Circuit to Avoid Discrimination Claims
Tuesday, February 25, 2020
The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals’ recent ruling in favor of a terminated employee alleging age discrimination provides employers with helpful reminders to avoid being caught in a similar position. Kocienski v. NRT
Prevailing Wage Rate Schedules & Free Workshop
Tuesday, February 25, 2020
The Hawaii Department of Labor and Industrial Relations (“DLIR”) just issued updated wage rate and apprentice schedule bulletins, and will also be hosting a free workshop on Wages and Hours of Employees on Public
IRS Outlines New Tax Law Effect on Tax Exempt Organizations
Tuesday, February 25, 2020
The Internal Revenue Service wants tax-exempt organizations to know about recent tax law changes that might affect them. The Taxpayer Certainty and Disaster Tax Relief Act, passed on December 20, 2019, includes several
Ceridian Shares Findings About Leveraging Alternative Workforce
Tuesday, February 25, 2020
The alternative workforce—aka freelancers, contractors, gig workers, consultants—is here to stay. Ceridian’s 2019-2020 Pulse of Talent Report reveals their desires and motivations, and how companies can
Highlights From EEOC’s 2019 Enforcement and Litigation Data
Tuesday, February 18, 2020
Retaliation remained the most frequently filed charge with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (“EEOC”), both in Hawaii and nationally, based on recently released statistics. The EEOC’s
Cadillac Tax Repealed!
Tuesday, February 18, 2020
Many let out a sigh of relief after the repeal of the “Cadillac tax” on high-cost employer-sponsored health plans. What is the Cadillac tax? Under the 2010 Affordable Care Act (“ACA”), plan sponsors
Employers Can Discontinue Dues Checkoff After CBA Expires
Tuesday, February 18, 2020
In Valley Hospital Medical Center, Inc., 368 NLRB No. 139 (2019), the National Labor Relations Board (“NLRB” or “Board”) overturned yet another Obama-era decision, and reinstated decades-old Board
March 6 is National Employee Appreciation Day
Tuesday, February 18, 2020
What are you doing to make sure your employees are engaged, feel appreciated, and want to stay? Organizations with highly engaged employees realize many benefits, including improved business outcomes, increased employee
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