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Are You Ready For 2020?
Tuesday, December 10, 2019
2020 is just around the corner. Are you ready? Here are some of the changes taking effect next year that may be of interest to Hawaii employers: January 1, 2020 The final overtime rule raises the salary threshold to
The Not-So-Fun Side of Holiday Parties Limiting Alcohol and Paying for Attendance
Tuesday, December 10, 2019
Over two-thirds of participating organizations (71.7%) reported that they will have an organization-wide holiday party this year according to HEC’s 2019 Holiday Practices Survey. Company holiday parties can boost
Proposed Rule to Update Fluctuating Workweek Compensation Method
Tuesday, November 12, 2019
On November 5, the U.S. Department of Labor (“DOL”) published a notice of proposed rulemaking that would revise the Fair Labor Standards Act’s (“FLSA”) regulation for computing overtime
Free DLIR Workshop and Corrected Apprentice Schedule
Tuesday, October 29, 2019
The Hawaii Department of Labor and Industrial Relations (“DLIR”) announced a free wage and hour workshop and also issued a corrected Apprentice Schedule Bulletin for Chapter 104 contractors. Free DLIR Wage and
DOL Announces Proposed Rule Regarding Tip Credits
Tuesday, October 15, 2019
The U.S. Department of Labor (“DOL”) recently announced a proposed rule amending tip provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act (“FLSA”). Background The FLSA generally requires covered employers to
DOL Issues Final Overtime Rule
Tuesday, October 1, 2019
As previously announced, on September 24, the U.S. Department of Labor (“DOL”) released its long-awaited final overtime rule raising the salary threshold to $684 per week ($35,568 annually), effective January 1,
New FLSA Opinion Letters Calculating Overtime & Hours Worked & Highly Compensated Paralegals
Tuesday, July 9, 2019
The U.S. Department of Labor's Wage and Hour Division (“WHD”) released three new opinion letters, addressing compliance issues under the Fair Labor Standards Act (“FLSA”). One relates to the
New Online Tools from DOL
Tuesday, July 9, 2019
The U.S. Department of Labor (“DOL”) recently announced new “plain-language, user-friendly” compliance assistance materials to help employers, workers, and other stakeholders understand their
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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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