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Current Form I-9 Expires August 31
Tuesday, August 27, 2019
In a few days, the Form I-9, which is used for verifying new hires’ employment eligibility, will be expiring. What should you do? The current Form I-9 was released on July 17, 2017, with a stated expiration date of
Attention! Dates in Calendar are Closer Than They Appear!
Tuesday, February 12, 2019
Hawaii Employers Council has created a 2019 at-a-glance calendar of important dates for Hawaii employers. The list is not exhaustive, but we hope it will serve as a useful reminder for our members. Additionally, since
Free Community Outreach Sessions on Immigration for Big Island Community
Tuesday, November 6, 2018
U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services will be conducting community outreach on the Big Island November 13-15. Sessions will include: Immigration 101 Employment Authorization Document (“EAD”)
USCIS Recalled Employment Authorization Documents (EADs) Do Not Affect Employment Authorization
Tuesday, July 3, 2018
On June 21, 2018, USCIS began recalling approximately 800 Employment Authorization Documents (EADs) that were issued in conjunction with Form I-589, Application for Asylum and for Withholding of Removal, which were granted
Ninth Circuit Decision Stresses Importance of Properly Completing Form I-9
Tuesday, August 15, 2017
A recent decision upholding an order for more than $300,000 in penalties for an employer’s I-9 errors tells a cautionary tale to those who disregard the I-9 form entirely or fail to follow the form’s instructions
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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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