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FFCRA Compliance Toolkit for Hawaii Businesses

August 25th, 2020

Do you know who qualifies for paid leave under the Family First Conronavirus Relief Act (FFCRA)? And at what pay? This toolkit will help you figure it out!  


How to Manage PTO Policies in the Times of COVID-19

August 18th, 2020

As employees are rushing to take time-off, businesses are trying to juggle PTO requests and operational needs. Get expert suggestions on how to manage PTO! 

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How to Manage a Positive COVID-19 Test at Work

July 29th, 2020

How do you manage possible COVID-19 exposures at work? Our experts put together easy-to-use checklists to keep your workplace safe! 

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Alternative Options for Employees Losing Healthcare Coverage

July 24th, 2020

Losing healthcare coverage due to job loss or reduction in hours. What alternative healthcare options to Hawaii employees have? 

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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.