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Guide to Lawful and Unlawful Interview Questions

Guide to Lawful and Unlawful Interview Questions

February 15th, 2019

Asking the wrong interview questions can result in a bad hire or worse yet, put a company at risk for potential claims of discrimination. Download our easy-to-use interview guide to lawful and unlawful interview questions.  

Are employers required to allow service animals in the workplace?

Sit, Stay, Work: Service Animals in the Workplace

February 12th, 2019

An ever-increasing attention on service animals is resulting in a great deal of confusion, among employers and employees alike. Here’s what the law actually says about service animals in the workplace.  

Super Bowl Monday

Tackle the Super Bowl Monday Productivity Slump

January 30th, 2019

The day after the big game has long been a point of contention for employers. Absent, late, and distracted employees cost money. Read more for helpful tips on tackling the Super Bowl Monday slump.  


50 Years of Making Business Simple

January 18th, 2019

2019 marks a big year at ALTRES Hawaii. We are celebrating 50 years in business with special events and initiatives all year long. 

Workplace wellness

6 Tips to Encourage Workplace Wellness

December 19th, 2018

When employees are healthy, illnesses decrease which in turn means absenteeism goes down, productivity goes up, and stress is lowered. Here are a few inexpensive ways to encourage employee wellness at your workplace. 

Hawaii law regarding asking about salary

New Salary History Ban is the Law in Hawaii

December 18th, 2018

Hawaii has joined the growing list of states that ban employers from asking about an applicant's salary history. What does the law say and what does it mean for employers?  

ALTRES Gives corporate donation giant check

Raising the Bar for Good: Special Olympics Hawaii

November 14th, 2018

Social contribution is a cornerstone of the workplace culture at ALTRES. This year our Fall FUNdraiser generated $7,000 for Special Olympics Hawaii.  

balancing holiday vacation requests

How to Manage Vacation Leave Fairly and Efficiently

November 11th, 2018

It's the season when many employees request vacation leave to visit the family or spend time with kids on break. Unfortunately, not everyone can take off at the same time.  

conducting criminal background checks in Hawaii

Criminal Background Checks: What Hawaii Employers Need to Know

October 28th, 2018

Hawaii criminal background check law is among the most protective in the nation. It’s also a potential minefield for employers. This article provides an overview of key points to consider about criminal background checks for employment in Hawaii. 

Tips for Evaluating a Candidate with Employment Gaps

September 27th, 2018

Employment gaps aren’t always bad news. Here are a few things to consider when assessing an applicant with a gap in work history.