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EEO-1 Survey Now Open and Due on March 31
Tuesday, January 30, 2018
The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission’s EEO-1 annual survey is now open. The survey should be uploaded to the EEOC’s web-based filing system by private employers with 100 or more employees, and federal
Union Membership Rate Remained Steady in 2017
Tuesday, January 30, 2018
The percentage of workers who were members of unions in the United States remained at 10.7 percent in 2017, showing no change from the rate reported in 2016. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, there were a total
HEC Pulse survey Indicates that Rate of Pay Increase are Top of Mind for Some Hawaii Employers
Tuesday, January 30, 2018
After the passage of the Tax Cuts Act, employers across the United States, including several in Hawaii, announced plans to direct gains from a reduced corporate tax rate and other significant business tax cuts toward
Most HR Managers Think the Day After the Super Bowl Should Be a Work Holiday
Tuesday, January 30, 2018
According to 72 percent of HR managers, the day after the Super Bowl should be a paid national holiday from work. OfficeTeam, a Robert Half company, further reports that more than one-quarter of employees (27 percent)
HEC Releases 2018 Survey Schedule
Tuesday, January 23, 2018
If benchmarking your organization's pay, benefits or HR practices with those of other Hawai'i organizations is at the top of your 2018 To-Do List, HEC is here to help! This year, the Council will publish host of valuable
Must an Employer Accommodate a Request to have Saturdays Off for Religious Observance?
Tuesday, January 23, 2018
The short answer to this question is that it depends. For example, allowing an employee to use paid time off and swap shifts with coworkers to cover Saturday absences due to religious observance may not be enough to fulfill
Lawsuit Alleges Employer Failed to Stop Sexual and Racial Harassment
Tuesday, January 23, 2018
As fallout continues after multiple harassment scandals in recent months, the issue of employer accountability remains at the forefront of employees’ consideration of options related to their own complaints of
ICE Says Itís Targeting Employers That Violate Employment Laws
Tuesday, January 23, 2018
In the wake of the widely reported arrests on January 10 of 21 suspected illegal immigrants employed at 7-Eleven stores, part of an operation that began under the Obama Administration, employers should keep in mind the Trump
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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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