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Are You Ready For 2020?
Tuesday, December 10, 2019
2020 is just around the corner. Are you ready? Here are some of the changes taking effect next year that may be of interest to Hawaii employers: January 1, 2020 The final overtime rule raises the salary threshold to
Proposed Rule to Update Fluctuating Workweek Compensation Method
Tuesday, November 12, 2019
On November 5, the U.S. Department of Labor (“DOL”) published a notice of proposed rulemaking that would revise the Fair Labor Standards Act’s (“FLSA”) regulation for computing overtime
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
Hawaii Company to Pay $239,380 After DOL Finds Wage Rate Violations
Tuesday, October 22, 2019
The U.S. Department of Labor Wage and Hour Division (“WHD”) announced that Hawaii maritime repair company Pacific Shipyards International LLC must pay $239,380 to 47 employees after a WHD investigation found it
DOL Announces Proposed Rule Regarding Tip Credits
Tuesday, October 15, 2019
The U.S. Department of Labor (“DOL”) recently announced a proposed rule amending tip provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act (“FLSA”). Background The FLSA generally requires covered employers to
DOL Issues Final Overtime Rule
Tuesday, October 1, 2019
As previously announced, on September 24, the U.S. Department of Labor (“DOL”) released its long-awaited final overtime rule raising the salary threshold to $684 per week ($35,568 annually), effective January 1,
WHD Releases New FMLA and FLSA Opinion Letters
Tuesday, September 24, 2019
The U.S. Department of Labor (“DOL”) Wage and Hour Division (“WHD”) recently issued new opinion letters regarding leave under the Family and Medical Leave Act (“FMLA”) and the retail or
FMLA Intermittent Leave OK for Child’s Special Education Meetings
Tuesday, August 20, 2019
The U.S. Department of Labor Wage and Hour Division (“WHD”) issued three new opinion letters—one related to intermittent leave under the Family and Medical Leave Act (“FMLA”) and two related to
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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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