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Hospitality & Food Service Newsletter - Summer 2013
Tuesday, May 28, 2013
In This Edition: Raising Standards for Restaurant Employees Employee Personal Representative Allowed Under OSHA Discrimination Claims Filed with the EEOC Facebook Posting is Found to be Concerted Protected
New Law imposes Additional Requirements regarding Employee Paystubs and Payroll Recordkeeping
Friday, May 24, 2013

On April 30, 2013, Governor Neil Abercrombie signed SB 332 HD2 into law, which became Act 70, Session Laws of Hawaii ("SLH") 2013.

HEC to offer Training on "Tech@Work: How Employers Can Thrive in the Digital Workplace" on June 13
Friday, May 24, 2013

As technology continues to integrate into all aspects of our lives such that the line between personal and business technology is blurred, it is important for employers to stay updated on best practices.

Federal Contractors must use Census Bureau's 2010 EEO Tab to develop AAPs commencing in 2014
Friday, May 24, 2013

The Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) recently announced that covered federal contractors must begin using data from the US Census Bureau's 2006-2010 EEO Tabulation to determine availability estimates in any Affirmative Action Program that begins on or after January 1, 2014.

Drilling Superintendent entitled to Trial on Unpaid Overtime due to Possible Misclassification as Exempt
Friday, May 24, 2013

The United States Court of Appeals for the Eastern District of Louisiana recently held that a superintendent managing a drilling crew at a horizontal directional drilling company could proceed on a claim that he was improperly classified as exempt under the Fair Labor Standards Act and denied overtime as a result.

Employee can proceed on Religious Accommodation Claim after Walking off Job to Observe Sabbath
Friday, May 24, 2013

The United States District Court for the Eastern District of Tennessee recently held that a UPS mechanic is entitled to trial on a Title VII claim that UPS failed to accommodate his religion.

Employment Cost Index Data indicates an increase in Total Compensation for Trade, Transportation and Utilities Industry Workers
Friday, May 24, 2013

The Bureau of Labor Statistics reports that employees working in trade, transportation and utilities industries experienced an increase of 10.6% in total compensation in the 5 years ending in December of 2012, while total compensation costs increased at an annual rate of 2.3 percent for these workers.

Nearly 30% of Employers Plan to Hire Summer Workers
Friday, May 24, 2013

Plans to hire summer workers continue to hold steady at nearly 3 in 10 employers, according to CareerBuilder's annual Summer Jobs Forecast.

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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