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HEC's New Website: Coming this Summer to a Computer or Tablet Near You
Monday, April 24, 2017
You asked for easy online access to the HR resources you need. You asked for a streamlined process to register for HEC's cutting edge programs. You asked for a simplified procedure for logging onto the Member Resources
Don't Forget to Review Form I-9 for Social Security Number Glitch
Monday, April 24, 2017
The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has advised employers to review the version of Form I-9, Employment Eligibility Verification, that they are using to ensure that there are no issues with the employee
Questions Exist Regarding Whether Hawaii Construction Company's Pay Practices were a "Willful Violation" of FLSA
Monday, April 24, 2017
A claim that a local construction company's wage practices violated the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) can proceed to trial, according to a Hawaii federal court decision. In Secretary of Labor v. Kazu Construction, LLC,
Trump Targets H-1B Visa Program with "Buy American Hire American" Executive Order
Monday, April 24, 2017
President Trump signed an Executive Order last week to promote the employment of American workers and purchase of American goods. The "Buy American Hire American" order explains that the federal government will closely
Employees' Personal Use of Technology in the Workplace can be Risky Business
Monday, April 24, 2017
More than half of office-based employees say their companies don't have written policies on data retention or personal use of work devices, or if they do, they aren't aware of them, a kCura survey found. In addition, 55
Employees' Personal Use of Technology in the Workplace can be Risky Business
Monday, April 24, 2017
More than half of office-based employees say their companies don't have written policies on data retention or personal use of work devices, or if they do, they aren't aware of them, a kCura survey found. In addition, 55
Wondering about the Latest Developments at the Hawaii Legislature?
Monday, April 17, 2017
Second Crossover was April 13, and Hawaii Employers Council has an update on the fate of employment-related bills that may be of interest to employers, including those on paid sick leave, HFLL expansion, social media
If You Don't Want to Get Sued, Don't Terminate for the Inability to Work Without Restrictions
Monday, April 17, 2017
An employee at a shower enclosure company may proceed on claims that he was denied reasonable accommodation and terminated because of his disability. In Mesi v. Hoskin & Muir, Inc. dba Cardinal Shower Enclosures, the
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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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