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Governor Proclaims First Human Resources Week in Hawaii
Wednesday, December 11, 2019
Governor David Ige’s office has issued a proclamation designating the first Human Resources Week in Hawaii. Human Resources Week in Hawaii is the third week of November, this year being November 18, through Friday,
Three Questions with Cathy Keaulani by Pacific Business News
Tuesday, December 10, 2019
HEC’s manager of surveys and compensation consulting Cathy Keaulani was recently interviewed by PBN. Cathy discusses findings and trends from the recent HEC Salary Adjustment and HR Practices surveys. Read more about
HEC Supports the Aloha United Way (AUW) Pacesetters Campaign
Tuesday, October 29, 2019
We are proud to support the Aloha United Way and its agencies for more than 40 years. Over the years HEC employees held in-house fundraising events and campaign drives. Mahalo to AUW and the agencies for all you do in our
Volunteering at the Ronald McDonald House Charities of Hawaii
Monday, October 28, 2019
Led by HEC's Labor Relations team, HEC volunteers sponsored a lunch for the families staying at the Ronald McDonald House. For more than 30 years, the Ronald McDonald House Charities of Hawaii provides a home-away-from-home
7 Human Resource Skills that Improve Employee Engagement
Tuesday, October 22, 2019
Derek Kanehira, HEC Vice President & Director of HR Services, offers seven key human resource skills that improve employee engagement on Fond - 's blog. Understanding these skills, including attention to detail,
Four Questions with Clayton Kamida by Pacific Business News
Tuesday, September 3, 2019
Clayton Kamida, HEC President and Chief Executive Officer, discusses current legal issues and legislation related to labor and employment law that impact Hawaii business owners and employers, and tips on properly terminating
HEC is a Nonprofit Partner of the 6th Annual Hawaii Business Leadership Conference
Wednesday, August 7, 2019
Derek Kanehira, VP and Director of HR Services, and Jessica Morikone, Senior HR Consultant, were featured workshop speakers at the 2019 Hawaii Business Leadership Conference in July. They joined other Hawaii business
Sharing Best Practices for Attracting and Retaining Talent with Women Innovators and Entrepreneurs
Tuesday, August 6, 2019
HEC HR Consultant Megan Jorah was a panelist on the #galswithEntrepreneurship: The War for Talent workshop at the 5th Annual East West Center's #galswithLEI forum on July 17, 2019. Megan and the panel discussed best
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Medical Marijuana and the Workplace

Laws regarding medical marijuana and the workplace have been under constant development over the past few years, with recent developments occurring in just the past few weeks. Now more than ever, Hawaii employers may be confused about how to apply their drug-free workplace policies to applicants or employees who fail a drug test due to medical marijuana usage.

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