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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
Dismissal of Medical Marijuana Cardholder’s Lawsuit Upheld by 9th Circuit
Tuesday, December 11, 2018
The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit recently upheld the dismissal of a lawsuit brought by an employee of Charter Communications, LLC (“Charter”) who was fired after testing positive for marijuana,
Safety-Incentive Programs and Post-Incident Drug Testing ARE Permissible
Tuesday, November 13, 2018
On October 11, 2018, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (“OSHA”) issued a Standard Interpretation Memorandum clarifying its position that workplace safety incentive programs and post-incident drug
Job Protection for Medical Marijuana Users May be Coming Soon. Does Your Company Need an Exemption?
Tuesday, September 18, 2018
Pursuant to Act 116 of the Session Laws of Hawaii 2018, a working group has been formed to discuss potential legislation that would provide job protection for employees who possess a medical marijuana (“MMJ”)
DOT Adds Four Semi-Synthetic Opioids to Drug Testing Panel
Tuesday, December 5, 2017

On November 13, 2017, the U.S. Department of Transportation (“DOT”) published a final rule which made several revisions to its drug testing program for DOT-regulated employers.

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Pay Equity in the Workplace: Do Gender-Based Disparities Still Exist?

Pay equity is one of the hottest topics in Human Resources today. It seems like every day there’s a story on pay equity on the news or in various e-newsletters. But what does pay equity really mean? Does pay equity exist already, or how can we create it? Let’s take a look at this sensitive and critical HR topic.

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