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What to Do When Handshakes are a Don’t?

June 18th, 2020

In times of social distancing, what are some safe and professional handshake alternatives? Check out what our safety expert has to say.  

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OSHA Reinstates Enforcement of COVID-19 Recordkeeping Requirements

June 3rd, 2020

If an employee contracts COVID-19, what are your recordkeeping requirements under OSHA? New guidance from OSHA provides clarification for employers. 

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Resources for Reopening Your Hawaii Business

May 26th, 2020

Latest COVID-19 Employer Resources for Hawaii business owners during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic from the HR and safety experts of simplicityHR.  

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Tips for Successfully Leading a Remote Workforce

May 21st, 2020

Connecting virtually with colleagues and employees is a new way of working. Here are tips on how to successfully manage and engage a remote workforce. 

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EEO-1 Reporting Deadline Delayed Due to COVID-19

May 10th, 2020

On May 7, 2020, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) announced that it will delay the EEO-1 deadline due to the ongoing COVID-19 health crisis. 

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Working at Home with Kids: What We’ve Learned

April 22nd, 2020

Working at home with kids is a tough balancing act between your obligations of being there for your kids and for your employer. Here's what we learned about working at home with kids. 

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Employee Mental Health Support in the Time of Coronavirus

April 16th, 2020

Effective ways to support employee mental health during the COVID-19 pandemic to help build resilience within teams and in the community.  

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Coronavirus Cutbacks: Furloughs, Layoffs, and Reductions-in-Force

March 30th, 2020

As businesses across the nation respond to preventative measures to combat the threat of COVID-19 and prepare for the resulting economic impact, employers of all sizes are evaluating financial options for their workforce.

Employers are seeking to balance supporting their employees while sustaining their business in light of the global pandemic.


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Remote Work: Setting Your Team Up for Success in a Hurry

March 30th, 2020

The COVID-19 health crisis has drastically changed the way we work. With Hawaii’s stay at home, work from home order in effect, many employers suddenly find themselves leading a remote workforce.

People are being thrown into the deep end to juggle work and caregiving while dealing with high levels of emotional stress.


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Families First Coronavirus Response Act: What Hawaii Businesses Need to Know

March 27th, 2020

What Hawaii businesses need to know about the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA) and other COVID-19 employer resources.