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OSHA Releases Annual Top 10 Most Cited Violations
Tuesday, November 19, 2019
To alert employers about commonly cited standards following worksite inspections, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (“OSHA”) has identified the following categories as its 2019 top ten most
Free DLIR Workshop and Corrected Apprentice Schedule
Tuesday, October 29, 2019
The Hawaii Department of Labor and Industrial Relations (“DLIR”) announced a free wage and hour workshop and also issued a corrected Apprentice Schedule Bulletin for Chapter 104 contractors. Free DLIR Wage and
DLIR Issues Updated Wage Rate & Apprentice Schedules
Tuesday, September 17, 2019
The Hawaii Department of Labor and Industrial Relations Research & Statistics Office issued Wage Rate Schedule Bulletin No. 496 and Apprentice Schedule Bulletin No. 496, both effective September 16. These schedules
HIOSH Warnings Elevator Fines and Hazard Highlight
Tuesday, September 10, 2019
Hawaii Occupational Safety & Health (“HIOSH”) has some warnings for companies who have elevators or who do trenching and excavation work. Elevator Fines up to $10,000 HIOSH issued a Notification indicating
NLRB Proposes Amendments to Election Rules
Tuesday, August 27, 2019
On August 12, 2019, the National Labor Relations Board (“NLRB” or “Board”) published a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (“NPRM”) putting forth three amendments to the representation election
Updates to OSHA Provisions Effective July 15
Tuesday, July 16, 2019
Effective July 15, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (“OSHA”) revised 14 provisions in the recordkeeping, general industry, maritime, and construction standards as part of Phase IV of the
Save Lives! Join the 2019 National Trench Safety Stand-Down
Tuesday, June 4, 2019
An unprotected trench is an early grave. OSHA has made reducing trenching and excavation hazards the Agency’s Priority Goal because trench collapses, or cave-ins, pose the greatest risk to workers’ lives. The
2019 National Safety Stand-Down Week and OSHA 300A Reminder
Tuesday, May 7, 2019
National Safety Stand-Down The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (“OSHA”) and Hawaii Occupational Safety and Health (“HIOSH”) encourage your company to join the National Safety Stand-Down
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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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