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Is Paid Family Leave in Hawaii’s Future?
Tuesday, November 26, 2019
While it is unknown whether paid family leave will be in our near future, what is certain is that paid family leave will be a hot topic of discussion at the Legislature in 2020. Sure to be included in the discussion is the
HEC Releases 2019 Pay Rates in Hawaii Survey Highlights
Tuesday, November 19, 2019
The Hawaii Employers Council recently released the results of the seventy-third Pay Rates in Hawaii Survey. A total of two hundred seven private organizations and government agencies in Hawaii participated. Market outcomes
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
HEC Releases 2019 Salary Adjustment Survey Summary Highlights
Tuesday, November 12, 2019
The 2019 Salary Adjustment Survey was conducted between June and September 2019. A total of one hundred seventy-six (176) organizations shaped the results of this year's Survey Report. Participating organizations provided
HEC’s 2019 Holiday Practices Survey Summary is Here!
Tuesday, November 5, 2019
HEC’s Annual Holiday Practices Survey was conducted in October of 2019. A total of two hundred twenty-three organizations participated this year providing information on topics ranging from holiday scheduling to
New Website to Help Hawaii’s Small Businesses
Tuesday, November 5, 2019
The Hawaii Department of Business, Economic Development & Tourism’s Small Business Regulatory Review Board (“SBRRB”) recently launched a new website to create an informative, interactive, user-friendly
Are You Prepared For the Opioid Crisis? Free Worker Opioid Abuse Toolkit
Tuesday, October 22, 2019
Opioid abuse is a serious national crisis. According to the Hawaii Opioid Initiative: 91 Americans die every day from an opioid overdose. In Hawaii, between 2012 and 2016, an average of 150 people per year died from a drug
Celebrating the Value of Workers With Disabilities – Events and Resources
Tuesday, October 15, 2019
October is National Disability Employment Awareness Month (“NDEAM”). NDEAM celebrates the contributions of workers with disabilities and educates about the value of a workforce inclusive of their skills and
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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