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More Website Accessibility Lawsuits Likely After Supreme Court Declines Domino’s Petition
Tuesday, November 5, 2019
Domino’s must continue to face litigation over whether its website must comply with the Americans with Disabilities Act (“ADA”) after the United States Supreme Court declined Domino’s petition to
Falsified FMLA Certifications, Post-Termination Retaliation, and Lack of Documentation
Tuesday, October 22, 2019
Robert Straub sued his former employer, the County of Maui (“County”), alleging Family and Medical Leave Act (“FMLA”) interference and retaliation, association discrimination under the Americans with
Celebrating the Value of Workers With Disabilities – Events and Resources
Tuesday, October 15, 2019
October is National Disability Employment Awareness Month (“NDEAM”). NDEAM celebrates the contributions of workers with disabilities and educates about the value of a workforce inclusive of their skills and
9th Circuit Raises Burden of Proof for ADA Discrimination Claims
Tuesday, September 3, 2019
The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals recently held that a terminated employee alleging discrimination under the Americans with Disabilities Act (“ADA”) must prove that his discharge would not have occurred were it
Honolulu Dealership Could be Liable for Discrimination Against Deaf Applicant
Tuesday, July 23, 2019
A Hawaii federal court recently held that a Honolulu Mazda dealership must go to trial to defend against claims that one of its managers discriminated against a deaf applicant. EEOC v. MJC, Inc. (July 11, 2019). Factual
If Interactive Process Fails, Makes Sure It’s Not Because of You
Tuesday, July 2, 2019
The U.S. District Court for the District of Hawaii recently found in favor of an employer on multiple claims of discrimination and violations of the Americans with Disabilities Act (“ADA”). Cooper v. Hawaii
HEC TV: Leave and Schedule Modifications Under the ADA
Tuesday, April 30, 2019
Do you know what to do when an employee requests leave or a modified schedule under the Americans with Disabilities Act? In this episode of HEC TV, HR Consultant Dayna Kamimura-Ching discusses how to determine whether (1)
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
Feature of the Month:

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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