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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
HEC Releases 2019 Legislative Forecast Via On-Demand Webinar
Tuesday, January 22, 2019
The 2019 legislative session recently convened on January 16 and lawmakers have until January 24 to file any bills they want to have considered this year. To assist our members in preparing for session, we have released a
DLIR Publishes 2019 Maximum Weekly Wage Base and Benefit Amount for TDI and WC
Tuesday, December 18, 2018
On December 1, the Disability Compensation Division of Hawaii's Department of Labor and Industrial Relations (DLIR) posted the Maximum Weekly Wage Base and Maximum Weekly Benefit Amount for Temporary Disability Insurance
Hawaii Supreme Court: When Employee Suffers Workers’ Compensation Injury Because of Third Party, Employer Cannot Seek Reimbursement Through Indemnity Agreement
Tuesday, August 7, 2018
In a case recently issued by the Supreme Court of Hawaii, an employee of a general contractor on a construction project allegedly sustained injury due to a subcontractor’s actions. After paying for the workers’
Hawaii Supreme Court Addresses Defamation Claims and Duty of Care Owed by Investigators
Tuesday, July 31, 2018
In Nakamoto v. Kawauchi (May 8, 2018), the Hawaii Supreme Court ruled: The exclusive remedy provision under Hawaii’s workers’ compensation law does not bar claims for defamation and false light, thus allowing
Filing the Workers’ Compensation Report: Q & A with Scott Eugenio
Tuesday, February 20, 2018
Scott Eugenio, Records & Claims Supervisor for the State of Hawaii’s Department of Labor & Industrial Relations (DLIR) Disability Compensation Division (DCD), recently answered some common questions regarding
Failing to Report Workplace Injuries has Costly Consequences
Tuesday, October 3, 2017

Despite your best effort to provide a safe workplace, from time to time you may learn that an employee has suffered a workplace injury.

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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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