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DOL Intends to Update Wage and Hour Regulations
Tuesday, May 29, 2018
The Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division will focus on new areas of regulatory updating. According to the Spring 2018 Unified Agenda of Federal Regulations, the agency will update Fair Labor Standards Act
U.S. Supreme Court: No Right to Class Actions under NLRA; Arbitration Agreements Enforced According to Terms
Tuesday, May 29, 2018
Finding that it has never read a right to class actions into the NLRA, the U.S. Supreme Court, in a 5-4 decision with Justice Gorsuch writing for the majority, has ruled that in the Federal Arbitration Act (FAA), Congress
Report Identifies Best Practices for I-9 Compliance
Tuesday, May 29, 2018
The US Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) is stepping up enforcement efforts of unauthorized workers by tripling its number of officers and quintupling the number of enforcement actions in 2018. As a result, employers
Do These Two Things to Help Managers Improve Employee Engagement
Tuesday, May 29, 2018
You often hear that employee engagement starts with leadership, but what does that really mean? Danielle Ng-See-Quan, Managing Editor of Content Marketing at Ceridian, offers insights below. Managers in particular are at
USCIS and DOJ Join Forces to Combat Employer Visa Fraud
Tuesday, May 22, 2018
The Department of Justice and U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services announced plans to further collaborate in an effort to detect and eliminate employer fraud, discrimination and abuse in bringing foreign workers to the
Training and Recruiting Veterans Makes Good Business Sense
Tuesday, May 22, 2018
The Hawaii State Department of Labor & Industrial Relations (DLIR) announced last week that the seasonally adjusted unemployment rate for April was 2.0 percent, the lowest rate on record dating back to 1976. As
Federal Contractor Will Pay Back Wages to Settle Pay Discrimination Charges
Tuesday, May 22, 2018
The Department of Labor has entered a settlement with Dell EMC, a company that provides computing, networking and data storage solutions to customers, including the federal government. The settlement agreement resolves
Job Applicants with Criminal Backgrounds are being Viewed in a Different Light
Tuesday, May 22, 2018
With employers facing recruiting challenges not seen in almost two decades, new research from the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) identifies a potentially significant pool of untapped workers. In a research
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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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