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Ninth Circuit: 1981 Racial Discrimination Claims Subject to Arbitration
Tuesday, June 4, 2019
In a published opinion, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals added Section 1981 racial discrimination claims to the list of claims subject to compulsory arbitration. DeWitt Lambert was an African American production associate
Supreme Court Gives Win to Employers, Limiting Class Arbitration
Tuesday, May 21, 2019
In a 5-4 decision split along ideological lines, the U.S. Supreme Court recently held that a court cannot compel an employer to participate in classwide arbitration under the Federal Arbitration Act unless the arbitration
U.S. Supreme Court: No Right to Class Actions under NLRA; Arbitration Agreements Enforced According to Terms
Tuesday, May 29, 2018
Finding that it has never read a right to class actions into the NLRA, the U.S. Supreme Court, in a 5-4 decision with Justice Gorsuch writing for the majority, has ruled that in the Federal Arbitration Act (FAA), Congress
Lawsuit Alleges Employer Failed to Stop Sexual and Racial Harassment
Tuesday, January 23, 2018
As fallout continues after multiple harassment scandals in recent months, the issue of employer accountability remains at the forefront of employees’ consideration of options related to their own complaints of
Arbitration Agreement was Enforceable by Successor Employer, Hawaii Court Holds
Tuesday, January 9, 2018
A successor employer may enforce an arbitration agreement an employee singed with the predecessor employer, according to a recent Hawaii district court decision. In Southern Glazer’s Wine and Spirits, LLC v. Denyer,
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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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