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Dismissal of Medical Marijuana Cardholder’s Lawsuit Upheld by 9th Circuit
Tuesday, December 11, 2018
The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit recently upheld the dismissal of a lawsuit brought by an employee of Charter Communications, LLC (“Charter”) who was fired after testing positive for marijuana,
Attention Federal Contractors – OFCCP Announces Three New Directives
Tuesday, December 11, 2018
The U.S. Department of Labor’s Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (“OFCCP”) announced the first three directives of Fiscal Year 2019 for federal contractors. According to OFCCP Acting Director
Proposed Legislation Requires OSHA Workplace Violence Standard for Healthcare and Social Service Workers
Tuesday, December 11, 2018
Legislation was introduced last month to address the high rates of workplace violence faced by the nation’s health care and social service workers. The “Workplace Violence Prevention for Health Care and Social
Employee Holiday Gifts – Waste of Money or Useful Engagement Tool?
Tuesday, December 11, 2018
Does your company give employees holiday gifts? According to research from Hawk Incentives, holiday rewards can motivate and engage employees, but most employers do not offer them. The research findings were based on a
Kūlia I Ka Nuʻu: Nona Tamanaha at The Queen’s Medical Center – Building a Career by Taking Risks and Hard Work
Tuesday, December 4, 2018
Nona Tamanaha, Vice President of Human Resources of The Queen’s Medical Center (“Queen’s”), sat down for an interview with Hawaii Employers Council. In her role, she sets the strategy for human
HEC Blood Drive 12/14/18 – Give the Gift of Life
Tuesday, December 4, 2018
With the holiday season upon us, please consider giving the ultimate gift by participating in Hawaii Employers Council’s blood drive. When: Friday, December 14, 2018, 7:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Where: Where:
IRS Deadlines Extended for Forms 1095-B and 1095-C
Tuesday, December 4, 2018
On November 29, the IRS announced that it extended the deadline for certain entities to provide individuals with Forms 1095-B or Forms 1095-C for 2018. The new deadline is March 4, 2019, which is a 32-day extension from the
Tips for a Happy (and Safe) Holiday Party
Tuesday, December 4, 2018
Over two-thirds of participating organizations (67.4%) reported that they will have an organization-wide holiday party this year according to HEC's 2018 Holiday Practices Survey. Company holiday parties can boost employee
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