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HEC Introduces New HR Video Series with 2015 Legislative Update
Friday, June 26, 2015
Hawaii Employers Council has begun a video series for busy HR professionals to get quick updates on human resources and labor relations matters. In its first video, Senior HR Consultant & Assistant General Counsel Ryan
Hawaii Unemployment Rate at 4.1 Percent in May
Friday, June 26, 2015
The seasonally adjusted unemployment rate for Hawaii was 4.1% in May, according to the Department of Labor and Industrial Relations. This is more than a percentage point below the national seasonally adjusted unemployment
OSHA Cites Federal Contractor and Subcontractor for Safety Violations Related to Pearl Harbor Deaths
Friday, June 26, 2015
The U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration ("OSHA") has cited Healy Tibbitts and Truston Technologies for safety violations that resulted in the deaths of two workers at a Pearl Harbor naval
DOL will Fund Research on Developing Paid Leave Programs in States
Friday, June 26, 2015
Greater access to paid leave is a priority for the Obama administration, and the U.S. Department of Labor's Women's Bureau has earmarked $1.25 million for research into how paid leave programs can be implemented in states
Ceridian Offers Tips for Retaining Top Employees
Friday, June 26, 2015
In a Q&A with Deb LaMere, Ceridian vice president of employee engagement, tips for using transparency to retain top talent are shared. Q: What is your definition of retention? What are the real-world implications of
EEOC v. Abercrombie & Fitch: A Catch-22 for Hiring Decisions and Religious Accommodations?
Monday, June 22, 2015
On June 1, 2015, the Supreme Court of the United States issued its highly-anticipated decision in EEOC v. Abercrombie & Fitch Stores, Inc., 575 U.S. ___ (2015), and ruled that a rejected job applicant who files a lawsuit
Learn Strategies to Overcome Overwhelm and Attain Greater Work-Life Balance on June 30
Friday, June 19, 2015
There are only 168 hours in a week. Do you feel like you work most of them? Research shows that professionals, especially those with smart phones, are connected to work around 72 hours a week ? not including all the time
DOL Releases New FMLA Model Forms
Friday, June 19, 2015
The Department of Labor has issued revised model Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA) forms. The forms were revised to add language instructing health care providers not to provide information on genetic tests, genetic services,
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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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