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HEC TV: ABC’s of Hawaii’s Prepaid Health Care Act
Tuesday, October 8, 2019
In this new episode of HEC TV, HR Advisor Janice Yates explains Hawaii’s Prepaid Health Care Act in a nutshell. She answers questions such as what should an employer do if a new hire doesn’t waive coverage or
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
HEC TV: Leave and Schedule Modifications Under the ADA
Tuesday, April 30, 2019
Do you know what to do when an employee requests leave or a modified schedule under the Americans with Disabilities Act? In this episode of HEC TV, HR Consultant Dayna Kamimura-Ching discusses how to determine whether (1)
HEC TV: Stay Safety Savvy with an Effective Written Safety Plan
Tuesday, March 12, 2019
Effective October 27, 2018, new administrative rules for the State of Hawaii Department of Occupational Safety and Health (HIOSH) require companies who have 10 or more employees to develop a written safety and health program
Reminders About Nursing Mothers in Wake of $1.5M Award to Lactating Worker
Tuesday, March 5, 2019
A female employee who was demoted and denied a private place to express breast milk, was awarded more than $1.5 million by a federal jury in Delaware. Below are a few reminders and resources so your company is never on the
Five Pillars for Building Commitment
Tuesday, October 23, 2018
As a leader or manager, your time is valuable. One of the greatest keys to maximizing your success is building employee commitment. When you have high levels of commitment you gain so much: productivity, positivity,
HEC TV Video (with Animation!) - Focusing on Interns
Tuesday, June 26, 2018
Many college students seek internships for school credit and work experience, leaving many employers tempted at the prospect of free help. However, there are rules that employers must abide by, including those promulgated
New HEC TV Video - Top Tips on Maintaining a Harassment-Free Workplace
Tuesday, March 27, 2018
Ongoing media attention of high profile allegations have created a heightened awareness around the issue of harassment, leaving employers wondering what they can do to ensure their employees are safe at work. In the latest
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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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