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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
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
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
Minimum Wage Increases Coming for Federal Contractors
Tuesday, October 8, 2019
Beginning January 1, 2020, the minimum wage rate for workers performing work on or in connection with covered federal contracts will rise from $10.60 to $10.80 per hour. Covered tipped employees performing work on or in
OFCCP Releases More Compliance Assistance Resources
Tuesday, September 24, 2019
The Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (“OFCCP”) has been releasing numerous compliance assistance resources to help employers better understand the law. Here are some of the latest resources: FAQs
OFCCP Update: Section 503 Focused Review Webinar and Other Compliance Assistance
Tuesday, September 10, 2019
The Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (“OFCCP”) has been busy launching various resources to assist federal contractors understand their rights and their obligations. Section 503 Focused Review
Reminder: Upcoming September Deadlines
Tuesday, September 3, 2019
Three deadlines are coming up on September 30. VETS-4212: The Vietnam Era Veterans’ Readjustment Assistance Act (“VEVRAA”) requires covered federal contractors and subcontractors to report annually on
OFCCP Encourages Submission of Pay Analysis Groups, But Won’t Commit to Accepting Them Later
Tuesday, August 20, 2019
The Office of Federal Contractor Compliance Programs (“OFCCP”) recently issued an opinion letter addressing Pay Analysis Groupings (“PAGs”), which are groups of employees who are comparable for
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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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