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Handling Politically-Charged Issues at Work
Tuesday, July 30, 2019
With all that has been going on in the news lately, it is difficult to prevent politically-charged issues from affecting the workplace. When a political issue arises, employers may find themselves in the challenging
If Interactive Process Fails, Makes Sure It’s Not Because of You
Tuesday, July 2, 2019
The U.S. District Court for the District of Hawaii recently found in favor of an employer on multiple claims of discrimination and violations of the Americans with Disabilities Act (“ADA”). Cooper v. Hawaii
Thinking About Permanently Replacing an Employee on Workers’ Compensation Leave? Better Be Sure There are No Other Feasible Alternatives
Tuesday, June 18, 2019
On June 10, the Hawaii Supreme Court issued a published opinion holding that an employer who takes an adverse action against an employee with a work injury based on business hardship should be prepared to provide evidence of
Ceridian Offers Top U.S. HR Compliance Changes to Watch for in 2019
Tuesday, January 15, 2019
Leave laws, state auto-IRA programs, and more – legislative changes are set to impact the world of work in 2019. Ceridian’s Compliance Counsel Emerson Beishline summarizes important U.S. HR compliance issues to
Spectrum’s Inflexible Leave and Attendance Policies Violate ADA, Alleges EEOC
Tuesday, November 13, 2018
The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (“EEOC”) filed a lawsuit in Hawaii federal court, alleging that Oceanic Time Warner Cable LLC (dba Spectrum) unlawfully discriminates against disabled employees by
Time Off to Vote on Election Day
Tuesday, October 30, 2018
With the General Election on Tuesday, November 6, quickly approaching, employers are reminded of Hawaii’s voting law giving employees time off to vote. See Haw. Rev. Stat. § 11-95. Employees are not entitled to
Refusal to Reinstate Employee After Work Injury Not Discrimination According to ICA
Tuesday, October 23, 2018
Last month, the Hawai‘i Intermediate Court of Appeals (“ICA”) issued a Memorandum Opinion in favor of an employer who refused to return an employee to her pre-work-injury position. Employer Refuses to
IRS Issues Guidance on Tax Credit for Paid Leave
Tuesday, October 2, 2018
On September 24, the IRS issued question-and-answer guidance for employers eligible for a business tax credit for offering workers paid family and medical leave benefits. The credit, under Internal Revenue Code Section 45S,
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Pay Equity in the Workplace: Do Gender-Based Disparities Still Exist?

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