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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
Happy Human Resources Week!
Tuesday, November 19, 2019
Through Hawaii Employers Council’s work with the Governor’s office, Governor David Ige proclaimed November 18-22 as Human Resources Week and November 22 as Human Resources Appreciation Day. The Proclamation is
Upcoming Important Dates
Tuesday, October 29, 2019
Here are some important dates coming up soon. Veterans Day – November 11 5 Ways to Celebrate Your Veterans on Veterans Day HEC will be open regular business hours, 7:30 am - 4:30 pm. Apprenticeship Week –
Important Dates in October
Tuesday, October 1, 2019
Here are a few important dates to note that are coming up in October. October 7-11: National Customer Service Week – What are you doing to celebrate the importance of customer service and the employees who serve and
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
Upcoming Deadline: VETS-4212 Report
Tuesday, August 6, 2019
The 2019 filing season for the VETS-4212 started on August 1. The Vietnam Era Veterans’ Readjustment Assistance Act (“VEVRAA”) requires covered federal contractors and subcontractors to report annually on
Comments on Salary Level Rule Due Today! Extensions for Joint Employer and Regular Rate Rules
Tuesday, May 21, 2019
The U.S. Department of Labor (“DOL”) has given the public additional time to submit comments on two proposed rules that could have major impacts on businesses – the joint employer rule and the regular rate
April 1 Marks IRS Deadlines
Tuesday, March 5, 2019
April 1, 2019 is the deadline to electronically file with the Internal Revenue Service (“IRS”) Forms 1094-B, 1095-B, 1094-C, 1095-C, and 8027. February 28 was the deadline to file paper forms. Employers who
Feature of the Month:

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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