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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
The Not-So-Fun Side of Holiday Parties – Limiting Alcohol and Paying for Attendance
Tuesday, December 10, 2019
Over two-thirds of participating organizations (71.7%) reported that they will have an organization-wide holiday party this year according to HEC’s 2019 Holiday Practices Survey. Company holiday parties can boost
OFCCP News for Federal Contractors
Tuesday, November 19, 2019
In honor of Veterans Day last week, the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (“OFCCP”) wants to make sure employers are complying with the Vietnam Era Veteran Readjustment Assistance Act
More Website Accessibility Lawsuits Likely After Supreme Court Declines Domino’s Petition
Tuesday, November 5, 2019
Domino’s must continue to face litigation over whether its website must comply with the Americans with Disabilities Act (“ADA”) after the United States Supreme Court declined Domino’s petition to
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
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
Falsified FMLA Certifications, Post-Termination Retaliation, and Lack of Documentation
Tuesday, October 22, 2019
Robert Straub sued his former employer, the County of Maui (“County”), alleging Family and Medical Leave Act (“FMLA”) interference and retaliation, association discrimination under the Americans with
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
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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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