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If You Like Your "Grandmother" Plan, You Can Keep It ? For Now
Monday, March 27, 2017
The State of Hawaii will continue to allow "transitional" or "grandmother" plans to be renewed until December 31, 2018, according to Hawaii Insurance Commissioner Gordon Ito. This extension will further facilitate a smooth
Disney Workers Get Fairy Tale Ending to Wage and Hour Dispute
Monday, March 27, 2017
Even Disney is not immune from accountability for Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) violations. The federal Department of Labor announced that two subsidiaries of The Walt Disney Co., the Disney Vacation Club Management Corp.
Looking to Improve Anti-Harassment Efforts? Use EEOC Checklists
Monday, March 27, 2017
To assist employers in reducing the likelihood of workplace harassment and responding appropriately to harassment complaints, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission's (EEOC) Report of Select Task Force on the Study
Federal Lawmakers Propose to Cover Parental Bereavement Leave under FMLA
Monday, March 27, 2017
On March 16, a bipartisan group of House lawmakers introduced a measure that would amend the FMLA to provide workers with leave due to the death of a son or daughter. The Parental Bereavement Act of 2017 (also known as the
These Tips May Help Address Negative Emotions at Work
Monday, March 27, 2017
Leaders who work to effectively address negative emotions at work unleash opportunities for organizational growth. According to research published in the MIT Sloan Management Review, leaders who ignore negative emotions
Tips Employers Should Consider During March Madness
Monday, March 20, 2017
As the next NCAA basketball tournament season is approaching?the ?rst game tips o? on March 14?employers may wonder if they can monitor closely their employee's activity and check their e?ective productivity. With new
Discrimination Limits Ability of Older Workers to Work Beyond Retirement Age, Study Shows
Monday, March 20, 2017
As baby boomers age, rates of workers aged 65 and over are expected to increase from about 19% currently to 29% in the year 2060. According to research published by the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco (FRBSF),
OSHA Launches ?Safe and Sound' Campaign to Increase Workplace Safety Compliance
Monday, March 20, 2017
The U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration has launched a new campaign, called the "Safe and Sound Campaign," to encourage employers to assess the efficacy of their safety and health
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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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