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Alternative Options for Employees Losing Healthcare Coverage

July 24th, 2020

Skyrocketing unemployment is delivering a one-two punch to Hawaii workers who may now find themselves without health insurance.

We are lucky to live in a state where there are many other options that may help workers who are losing healthcare coverage due to job loss or reduction in hours.


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Quick Guide to COVID-19 Compliance Issues

July 16th, 2020

The coronavirus pandemic has changed a lot in a very short time—from simple things like what it means to go grocery shopping to larger, more challenging responsibilities like running a business.

As Hawaii businesses ramp up operations and welcome employees back to work, there are some new HR compliance issues all employers need to know in the wake of COVID-19.


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How to Answer Common Employee Questions About Return to Work

June 22nd, 2020

Frequently asked questions our HR and safety experts are hearing from employees about COVID-19 as more businesses call workers back. 

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Handshake Alternatives: 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.