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Performance Management
Friday, October 31, 2014
Performance management is a critical part of a supervisor's responsibilities, as employee performance directly impacts an organization's bottom line. When done properly, performance appraisals provide a valuable
HEC Annual Meeting to Feature Dr. Hank C.K. Wuh of SKAI Ventures
Friday, October 31, 2014
Hawaii Employers Council's 71st Annual Meeting will occur on Thursday, November 20, at the Halekulani Hotel Ballroom. Speaking on "Igniting Creativity to Drive Growth", Dr. Hank C. K. Wuh, MD, MPH, will be the featured
Hawaii Judge Denies Motion to Dismiss Customer's Negligent Supervision Lawsuit Based on Employee's Facebook Postings
Friday, October 31, 2014
Susan Oki Mollway, Chief United States District Judge for the District of Hawaii, recently allowed a customer's complaint of negligent supervision, negligent training and negligent retention to proceed after an employee made
References to Employee as "Old Dog" and "Crazy Canadian" Insufficient to Show Direct Evidence of Discrimination
Friday, October 31, 2014
The United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit recently affirmed a trial court's grant of summary judgment on an employee's claim that his termination constituted age and national origin discrimination in violation
Removal of One-Armed Security Guard after Customer Complaint Violated ADA
Friday, October 31, 2014
A jury in Florida recently awarded $35,922 in damages in a case brought by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) on behalf of a security guard that had lost a limb in a car accident. After a customer complained
American Workers Lost Millions of PTO Days in 2013, Survey Shows
Friday, October 31, 2014
In 2013, American employees forfeited 169 million days of paid time off that could not be rolled over, paid out or banked. This resulted in employees losing $52.4 billion in benefits in 2013, according to a survey conducted
Learn Affordable Care Act (ACA) Essentials for Large Employers in November
Monday, October 27, 2014
HEC will present a morning program on the Affordable Care Act for Large Employers on November 14. The ACA, or "ObamaCare" as it is often referred to, is visionary in its attempt to standardize how health care coverage is
OSHA provides Guidance on Dealing with Ebola in the Workplace
Monday, October 27, 2014
While cases of Ebola exposure are currently limited to certain parts of the mainland, Hawaii employers are nonetheless taking the time to evaluate workplace safety and exposure protocol. Early consideration of these issues
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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