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Hiring Practices
Thursday, March 31, 2016
With HEC member companies reporting that job vacancies are proving harder to fill, it is a great time to audit and update your organization's hiring practices and forms to streamline efficiency in recruiting and ensure
USCIS Proposes Changes to Form I-9
Thursday, March 31, 2016
HEC members have inquired as to the status of the Form I-9, which lists March 31, 2016 as its expiration date. On March 28, USCIS published a notice in the Federal Register proposing changes to Form I-9 and inviting public
OSHA Settlement Reminds Real Estate Development and Construction Companies to Prioritize Safety
Thursday, March 31, 2016
The federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has reached a settlement with Dover Greens LLC, formerly known as Olivet Management LLC, after citing the New York real estate development and management
DOL Launches Tool to Assist Employers in Improving E-Recruiting Process for Disabled Applicants
Thursday, March 31, 2016
The federal Department of Labor's Office of Disability Employment Policy has launched a free online tool to help employers ensure that disabled individuals are able to take advantage of web-based job applications and
Federal Civilian Employee Gets Trial on Retaliation Claim Related to Hostile Work Environment Complaint
Thursday, March 31, 2016
A probationary federal civilian employee can proceed on his claim that he was terminated for reporting that his employer, the U.S. Navy, subjected him to a hostile work environment based on sex, age and race in violation of
Hiring Remains a Challenge for Hawaii Employers as Unemployment Rate Continues Decline
Thursday, March 31, 2016
Are you still struggling to fill positions that have been open for some time? If the Department of Labor and Industrial Relations recent release of unemployment figures for February of 2016 is any indication, it is likely
HEC's HR Foundations Training Series Begins on April 28
Thursday, March 24, 2016
Are you a new HR practitioner? A mid-level professional in need of a refresher? A generalist seeking exposure to new areas? An operational manager with HR responsibilities? Or maybe an office manager or bookkeeper who
DOL issues Final Persuader Rule
Thursday, March 24, 2016
Last week, the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) published a new rule requiring employers and the consultants with whom they work to report when they enter into agreements for consultants to: Directly persuade
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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