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EEOC Releases New COVID-19 Guidance
Tuesday, March 24, 2020
On March 19, 2020, the EEOC provided updated guidance for employers regarding the Americans with Disabilities Act (“ADA”) and the Rehabilitation Act in light of the COVID-19 pandemic. Below are some highlights of
Find Guidance Documents From Federal Agencies on New Searchable Websites
Tuesday, March 17, 2020
The U.S. Department of Labor (“DOL”) and Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (“EEOC”), along with other federal agencies, recently launched websites where you can search databases of all their
Isn’t the EEO-1 Due on March 31?
Tuesday, March 10, 2020
The 2019 EEO-1 survey was supposed to be due on March 31. However, the survey has not yet opened. The EEOC’s authority to collect EEO-1 information expired in September 2019. It published in the Federal Register a
Highlights From EEOC’s 2019 Enforcement and Litigation Data
Tuesday, February 18, 2020
Retaliation remained the most frequently filed charge with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (“EEOC”), both in Hawaii and nationally, based on recently released statistics. The EEOC’s
Valentine’s Day and Workplace Relationships
Tuesday, February 11, 2020
Valentine’s Day is coming up. Love is in the air . . . but is there a place for it in the workplace? United Airlines recently settled a “revenge porn” sexual harassment lawsuit arising out of a workplace
New Year, New Forms, and Other Reminders
Tuesday, January 7, 2020
As 2020 kicks off, here are some links to current forms as well as some reminders and upcoming deadlines. Form HC-5 for 2020: Employers must ensure employees who choose to waive health care coverage under Hawaii’s
EEOC Rescinds Outdated Guidance Documents
Tuesday, December 10, 2019
The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (“EEOC”) recently rescinded numerous Guidance and Technical Assistance Documents in an effort to clean up documents that have become outdated or have been superseded by
Waikiki Bar to Pay Over $250K for Sexual Harassment
Tuesday, October 29, 2019
Pacific Fun Enterprises LLC, dba Snappers Sports Bar and Grill and Snap-ette Beach and Liquor Store must pay $255,302.53 for sexual harassment of female employees. The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission
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