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Employee’s Facebook Post of Pilfered Document Deemed Unprotected Conduct
Tuesday, August 14, 2018
In an Advice Memorandum issued by the National Labor Relations Board’s Office of the General Counsel, it was determined that an employee who disseminated information related to a team leader’s pay information
STG Provides Rail Construction Update at HEC
Tuesday, August 14, 2018
On Thursday, August 8, 2018, the Hawaii Employers Council hosted an update from STG (aka Shimmick/Taylor/Granite) on the status of the rail project from Pearl Harbor to Middle Street. STG is tasked with constructing 5.2
Prioritizing Worker Privacy, OSHA’s Proposed Rule Rescinds Electronic Submission of Forms 300 and 301
Tuesday, August 14, 2018
On July 30, 2018, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) published proposed rules (73 Fed. Reg. 36494) rescinding the requirement for establishments with 250 or more employees to electronically submit the
Workplace Design Important For Recruitment, Retention, Productivity, and Innovation
Tuesday, August 14, 2018
Capital One’s 2018 Work Environment Survey reveals that office professionals in the U.S. value a flexible workplace. When asked, “How important is it, if at all, that your company’s workplace design is
Hawaii Supreme Court: When Employee Suffers Workers’ Compensation Injury Because of Third Party, Employer Cannot Seek Reimbursement Through Indemnity Agreement
Tuesday, August 7, 2018
In a case recently issued by the Supreme Court of Hawaii, an employee of a general contractor on a construction project allegedly sustained injury due to a subcontractor’s actions. After paying for the workers’
9th Circuit Denies Summary Judgment to Hawaii Employer, Job Description Not Enough to Establish “Essential Job Function”
Tuesday, August 7, 2018
In a memorandum opinion filed on July 2, 2018, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit reminded employers that the evidence of an essential job function includes, but is not limited to the job description. When
President’s Executive Order Geared Toward Establishing Innovative Education and Job Training to Prepare Americans for the 21st Century Economy
Tuesday, August 7, 2018
On July 19, 2018, President Trump issued Executive Order 13845 to combat a skills crisis in the United States. EO 13845 seeks to “ensure that America’s students and workers have access to affordable, relevant,
Survey: More Money Tops Reasons Why People Quit
Tuesday, August 7, 2018
Ever wonder why workers quit their jobs? An OfficeTeam survey reveals the number one reason people quit their jobs – by a large margin – is money. 2,815 workers were asked, “Thinking of your current job,
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