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EEOC Rescinds Outdated Guidance Documents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The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (“EEOC”) recently rescinded numerous Guidance and Technical Assistance Documents in an effort to clean up documents that have become outdated or have been superseded by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
EEOC Seeking More Pay Data . . . For Now
Tuesday, October 1, 2019
Did you submit your EEO-1 Component 2 pay data by September 30? If you did, congratulations! That may be the first and last time you will have to do that. If you did not, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission
New on HEC TV: Gender X and EEO-1 Filing
Tuesday, September 17, 2019
What does the passing of the Gender ‘X’ law mean for your organization? In this episode of HEC TV, HR Consultant Megan Jorah will discuss (1) the gender X law and (2) how the measure impacts an employer’s
EEOC Guidance on Reporting Non-Binary Employees
Tuesday, August 27, 2019
The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (“EEOC”) recently issued an FAQ on how employers should report non-binary employees when submitting information for the EEO-1 Component 2 data collection. As discussed
Pay Data Collection to Begin July 15
Tuesday, July 9, 2019
This article is part of our continuing coverage of the EEO-1 pay data collection. In less than one week, on July 15, the EEOC will open the portal to begin collecting 2017 and 2018 compensation and hours worked data from
Supreme Court: Employers Who Donít Timely Object Will Forfeit Defense
Tuesday, June 25, 2019
The U.S. Supreme Court recently held that the requirement to file a charge of discrimination with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (“EEOC”) is mandatory, but not jurisdictional. Fort Bend County v.
EEOC Announces Launch of EEO-1 Pay Data Reporting Portal and Helpdesk
Tuesday, June 11, 2019
On June 3, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (“EEOC”) reported that it expects its web-based portal for the collection of 2017 and 2018 Component 2 data to be active by mid-July 2019. The URL for the
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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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