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Are You Ready For 2020?
Tuesday, December 10, 2019
2020 is just around the corner. Are you ready? Here are some of the changes taking effect next year that may be of interest to Hawaii employers: January 1, 2020 The final overtime rule raises the salary threshold to
Final Version of 2020 Form W-4 is Here!
Tuesday, December 10, 2019
Last week, the IRS released its long-awaited final version of the 2020 Form W-4. A revised Form W-4 has been in the works to implement all the changes made following the 2017 Tax Cuts and Jobs Act. Some highlights of the
EEOC Rescinds Outdated Guidance Documents
Tuesday, December 10, 2019
The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (“EEOC”) recently rescinded numerous Guidance and Technical Assistance Documents in an effort to clean up documents that have become outdated or have been superseded by
The Not-So-Fun Side of Holiday Parties Limiting Alcohol and Paying for Attendance
Tuesday, December 10, 2019
Over two-thirds of participating organizations (71.7%) reported that they will have an organization-wide holiday party this year according to HEC’s 2019 Holiday Practices Survey. Company holiday parties can boost
UI Tax Reports: Mandatory Online Filing Begins January 1, 2020
Tuesday, December 3, 2019
If you haven’t transitioned to online filing of your quarterly unemployment insurance tax reports, now is the time to do so. Beginning January 1, 2020, Hawaii employers will be required to file quarterly unemployment
OFCCP Will Not Renew Request for EEO-1 Component 2 Pay Data
Tuesday, December 3, 2019
On November 25, 2019, the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) published a notice of its Intention Not to Request, Accept, or Use Employer Information Report (EEO-1) Component 2 Data. See 84 Fed. Reg.
H-2B Cap Reached for First Half of FY 2020
Tuesday, December 3, 2019
The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced that the cap for the H-2B non-agricultural temporary worker program for the first half of FY 2020 was met on November 15, 2019. This means that USCIS received
Education Assistance Programs and Diversity and Inclusion Initiatives Were On the Rise in 2019
Tuesday, December 3, 2019
Employers continue to expand their Total Rewards offerings to attract, engage and retain top performing employees. Not surprisingly, given societal and media focus on student debt and pay equity, education assistance
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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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