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HR & Compliance

6 Steps to Ensure HR Compliance

Avoiding HR compliance related lawsuits, penalties, and fines is one of the many reasons that HR is so important to organizations. HR compliance affects a range of HR functions from employee recruitment to payroll, benefits, and safety standards. HR compliance requires the creation and implementation of HR policies and procedures that follow federal and Hawaii …

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How to Help Your Employees Transition Back to the Workplace

As the country eases into a new “post-pandemic” normal, workers are being called back to the office. While this should be a time of celebration, there are many employees who have gotten very comfortable in their Work from Home (WFH) situation and may be reluctant to return to an in-person work environment. Part of the …

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Understanding Five Generations in the Workplace

There are five generations of workers currently dominating the workplace, each with their own unique characteristics and ideas that impact their workplace expectations. As a manager, it is your job to understand and meet these expectations whenever possible to keep a loyal and engaged team. But this can feel complicated when there are so many …

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Payroll Tax Deadlines Are Coming Up: Is Your Worker an Employee or Independent Contractor?

For most small businesses, including sole proprietorships, household employers, and C corporations, business taxes for the 2021 tax year are due April 18, 2022. For S corporations and partnerships, taxes are due March 15, 2022. That means it’s time to get organized. One of the things small business owners need to do before filing payroll …

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Hawaii Salary History Ban Laws: What You Need to Know About Salary Disclosure

On July 5, 2018, Gov. David Y. Ige signed S.B. 2351 into law, which prohibits Hawaii employers from asking applicants about their prior compensation history as long as they have at least one employee who lives in Hawaii. The law intends to help protect workers from unfair pay disparities and covers many of the common …

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