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Do Not Assume Medical Marijuana Cardholder Uses Marijuana: Hawaii Federal Court
Tuesday, April 23, 2019
An employer cannot assume that a medical marijuana cardholder uses marijuana according to the U.S. District Court for the District of Hawaii in Kamakeeaina v. Armstrong Produce, Ltd. Background Buddy Kamakeeaina alleged
Murakami and Hoshijo Confirmed to DLIR
Tuesday, April 23, 2019
On April 12, the Hawaii State Senate voted to confirm Scott T. Murakami as the Director of the Department of Labor and Industrial Relations (“DLIR”) and Leonard Hoshijo as the Deputy Director. Murakami is the
The Hair Kiss – Biden as an Opportunity for Discussion
Tuesday, April 23, 2019
Former Vice President and 2020 Presidential hopeful Joe Biden has been in the news recently after multiple women accused him of unwelcomed touching, including kissing the backs of their heads, smelling their hair, and
Social Security Mismatch Letters in the Mail
Tuesday, April 23, 2019
For the first time in seven years, the Social Security Administration (“SSA”) has begun mailing “mismatch” notification letters to employers. The letters, formally titled Employer Correction Request
HEC Reports on Bills after Second Crossover
Tuesday, April 16, 2019
On April 11, the Hawaii State Legislature passed the Second Crossover deadline. As we prepare to head into conference, several employment-related bills are still alive and have the potential to be passed into law. To read
DOL Proposes New Joint Employer Rule for Wage and Overtime Liability
Tuesday, April 16, 2019
DOL Proposes New Joint Employer Rule for Wage and Overtime Liability The U.S. Department of Labor (“DOL”) has been very busy lately, proposing yet another new rule. On April 9, the Wage and Hour Division of the
Three New Wage & Hour Opinion Letters Issued
Tuesday, April 16, 2019
The U.S. Department of Labor's Wage and Hour Division (“WHD”) released three new opinion letters, addressing compliance issues under the Fair Labor Standards Act (“FLSA”). FLSA2019-3 addresses the
EEOC Updates: Increased Penalties, FY 2018 Enforcement Data, EEO-1 Data Collection
Tuesday, April 16, 2019
EEOC Increases Monetary Penalty On March 21, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (“EEOC”) published a final rule, adjusting its civil monetary penalty for violations of the notice-posting requirements in
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