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Independent Contractors
Thursday, August 27, 2015
The improper classification of workers as independent contractors is currently under close scrutiny by agencies and courts. For example, the U.S. Department of Labor released an Administrator's Interpretation earlier this
HEC's HR Video Series Continues with Compensation and Survey Insights
Thursday, August 27, 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 second video, Research & Compensation Services Manager Cathy
HEC will be at the 2015 SHRM Hawaii State Conference on October 9
Thursday, August 27, 2015
Cathy Keaulani, Research and Compensation Services Manager, will present a break-out session on compensation practices at the SHRM Hawaii State Conference at the Hawaii Convention Center on October 9. Cathy will join a
IRS issues Health Care Tax Tips on Affordable Care Act Issues
Thursday, August 27, 2015
Recognizing that taxpayers have questions on health care tax issues related to the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA), the Internal Revenue Service has established a "Health Care Tax Tips" webpage. The webpage
NLRB clarifies "Joint Employer" Status under National Labor Relations Act
Thursday, August 27, 2015
The National Labor Relations Board has clarified the standard that should be used to determine joint-employer status under the National Labor Relations Act. In a split decision involving Browning-Ferris Industries of
AAA to Present Training on Workplace Investigations and Performance Issues in November
Thursday, August 27, 2015
Recognizing that grievance arbitration is only the tip of the iceberg, the American Arbitration Association will present a program called "Trouble in Paradise! Dealing with Workplace Investigations and Performance Issues"
Learn the Key to "Conducting Effective Investigations" on September 10
Thursday, August 20, 2015
HEC's training series on "Creating the Next Level of Managers" will kick off on September 10 as Sarah Wang with Marr, Jones & Wang presents a full-day program on workplace investigations. In lawsuits and arbitrations
White House Initiative Invitation: Hawaii Regional Network Employer Engagement Event Scheduled in Kona on September 1
Thursday, August 20, 2015
The White House Initiative on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders Hawaii Regional Network is hosting an informational event for Asian American, Native Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander employers and business leaders on
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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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