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Falsified FMLA Certifications, Post-Termination Retaliation, and Lack of Documentation
Tuesday, October 22, 2019
Robert Straub sued his former employer, the County of Maui (“County”), alleging Family and Medical Leave Act (“FMLA”) interference and retaliation, association discrimination under the Americans with
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
Ceridian Offers Five Tips to Engage Your Multi-Generational Workforce
Tuesday, September 3, 2019
Employees of different generations may approach learning differently. With five different generations of talent employed in any given workplace, from traditionalists, baby boomers, Gen X, millennials, and Gen Z, it can be
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
Survey: What New Hires Want in Onboarding
Tuesday, July 2, 2019
After reviewing dozens of resumes and multiple rounds of interviews, you finally found the perfect new employee! Is your onboarding process going to scare him or her away? A national survey recently found that 64% of new
The Hair Kiss Biden as an Opportunity for Discussion
Tuesday, April 23, 2019
Former Vice President and 2020 Presidential hopeful Joe Biden has been in the news recently after multiple women accused him of unwelcomed touching, including kissing the backs of their heads, smelling their hair, and
10 Tips for Increasing Inclusivity
Tuesday, April 2, 2019
Diversity in hiring is clearly important. But if the brilliant, diverse new hires feel uncomfortable being themselves at work, they will end up leaving. New research on workplace inclusion from the Limeade Institute found
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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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