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HEC Board of Governors Nominees for 2015 Announced
Friday, September 26, 2014
The Nominating Committee of the Hawaii Employers Council has filed with Corporate Secretary Sheri-Ann Lau Clark the names of 12 nominees for election to three-year terms on HEC's Board of Governors, beginning in 2015.
HEC will be at the 2014 SHRM Hawaii State Conference on October 10
Friday, September 26, 2014
Carrie Takahama, Senior HR Consultant, and Mike Wing, Senior LR Consultant, will present a break-out session on "Dealing with a Unionized Work Environment" at the SHRM Hawaii State Conference at the Sheraton Waikiki on
DOL awards Hawaii $500,000 Worker Misclassification Grant
Friday, September 26, 2014
To support initiatives to improve worker misclassification detection and enforcement initiatives in unemployment insurance programs, the United States Department of Labor (DOL) has awarded more than $10 million in grants to
DLIR issues Updated Chapter 104 Wage Rate and Apprentice Schedules
Friday, September 26, 2014
On September 15, 2014, the Hawaii Department of Labor and Industrial Relations issued updates on its Wage Rate Schedule Bulletin and Apprentice Schedule Bulletin. These schedules determine the applicable prevailing wage
Employee gets Trial on Reasonable Accommodation Claim involving request to bring Dog to Work
Friday, September 26, 2014
A Honolulu Hertz Car Sales Department Location Manager is entitled to trial on his disability discrimination claim, according to a recent decision by United States District Judge Derrick Watson. The employee suffered from
HEC to host "Conducting Effective Investigations" Training on October 16, 2014
Friday, September 19, 2014
Sarah Wang with Marr, Jones & Wang will present a full-day program at HEC on October 16 covering best practices in conducting workplace investigations. In lawsuits and arbitrations surrounding employee discipline, the
HEC's 2014 Salary Adjustment Survey shows Hawaii Pay Adjustment Increases trail the U.S. Average by 0.4%
Friday, September 19, 2014
The Hawaii Employers Council's 2014 Salary Adjustment Survey, which was conducted from July through early September of 2014, shows that the Hawaii median pay adjustment increase is at 2.6% in 2014, as compared to the U.S.
OSHA issues Final Rule updating Reporting and Recordkeeping Requirements
Friday, September 19, 2014
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has announced a final rule updating its reporting and recordkeeping requirements. As of January 1, 2015, employers located in states under federal OSHA jurisdiction
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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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