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HEC to host Supervisory Certificate Series in Hilo and on Maui
Monday, April 8, 2013

HEC will present an eight-part supervisory workshop series in Hilo during the month of August, and will bring the series to Maui during the month of September.

CPB announces plan to automate Form I-94 Process for Visitors entering by Air or Sea
Monday, April 8, 2013

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security, Customs and Border Patrol has announced that it is phasing out paper Form I-94 forms for foreign visitors arriving via air or sea.

Hawaii District Judge holds that Employee suffering from Back Injury after being granted Leave to Care for Sick Father-in-Law cannot proceed on FMLA and HFLL Claims
Monday, April 8, 2013

United States District Judge Leslie Kobayashi recently granted summary judgment to an employer on a former employee's claim that her termination violated the Family and Medical Leave Act and Hawaii's Family Leave Law.

Employee fired after complaining about Coworker Harassment entitled to Trial on Retaliation Claim, according to Ninth Circuit
Monday, April 8, 2013

The United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit recently held that a Project Management Assistant who was terminated after working less than six months could proceed on a retaliatory termination claim.

Eighth Circuit holds that Employer met Interactive Process Obligations before terminating Employee whose Medical Condition prohibited him from meeting DOT Requirements
Monday, April 8, 2013

The United States Court of Appeal for the Eighth Circuit recently held that an employee working as a Location General Manager for a frozen food delivery service is not entitled to a trial on a disability discrimination claim.

Jury awards $1.6 Million to Employee on Whistleblower Claim
Monday, April 8, 2013

On March 22, a Philadelphia jury awarded $1.6 million dollars to a Senior Case Manager fired by a nonprofit company providing transitional services to recently released ex-convicts two years after she started working there.

Census Bureau reports that Child Care Costs are on the Upswing for Working Parents
Monday, April 8, 2013

Families with an employed mother and children younger than 15 paid an average of $143 per week for child care in 2011, according to a report released by the United States Census Bureau last week.

Employee endorsement of Company as a "Great Place to Work" tied to Benefits Satisfaction
Monday, April 8, 2013

According to MetLife's 11th Annual Study of Employee Benefits Trends, those workers who would strongly recommend their employer as a "great place to work" are three times more likely to be satisfied with their benefits than workers who would not make such a recommendation.

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Returning to the Workplace: Administrative and Strategic Considerations (Phase 1)

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