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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,
Hawaii Supreme Court Addresses Defamation Claims and Duty of Care Owed by Investigators
Tuesday, July 31, 2018
In Nakamoto v. Kawauchi (May 8, 2018), the Hawaii Supreme Court ruled: The exclusive remedy provision under Hawaii’s workers’ compensation law does not bar claims for defamation and false light, thus allowing
New Law Expands Amount of Time Employees with a DUI Can Drive Company Vehicles
Tuesday, July 31, 2018
What options do companies have when one of their drivers gets convicted for Driving under the Influence of Alcohol (“DUI”)? In some instances, the company may decide to terminate the employment of an individual
EEOC: Parental Leave Policies Must Offer Equal Benefits for Dads and Moms
Tuesday, July 31, 2018
Paid parental leave policies have become increasingly popular and the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) has taken note. The EEOC’s recent $1.1 million settlement with Estée Lauder Companies
Millennials Are Most Likely to Stay Loyal to Jobs with Development Opportunities, Survey Shows
Tuesday, July 31, 2018
In today's rapidly growing and evolving economy, it's more acceptable than it was even a decade ago for employees to move quickly from job to job. However, a new study commissioned by Bridge found that nearly 90 percent of
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