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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
Health Insurance Waiver: Updated Form HC-5 for 2020 Is Now Available
Tuesday, September 17, 2019
Hawaii’s Department of Labor and Industrial Relations Disability Compensation Division recently published Form HC-5 Employee Notification to Employer for Calendar Year 2020, available here. Employers must ensure
Social Security Mismatch Letters in the Mail
Tuesday, April 23, 2019
For the first time in seven years, the Social Security Administration (“SSA”) has begun mailing “mismatch” notification letters to employers. The letters, formally titled Employer Correction Request
OSHA Eliminates Electronic Submission Requirement
Tuesday, February 5, 2019
On January 25, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (“OSHA”) published a final rule rescinding the requirements to electronically submit information from OSHA Forms 300 (Log of Work-Related Injuries
Natural Disasters and Loss/Protection of Employment Records
Tuesday, September 4, 2018
Unfortunately, for some businesses in Hawaii, the recent flooding from Hurricane Lane has resulted in the loss of business records that are subject to retention requirements under Hawaii and Federal law. The question that
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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