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FAQs on Hawaii’s New Pay Secrecy Law
Tuesday, September 25, 2018
The Hawaii Legislature recently passed a new “Pay Secrecy” law, Act 108, which prohibits employers, employment agencies, and their employees or agents from inquiring into a job applicant’s current or prior
HEC Board of Governors Nominees for 2019 Announced
Tuesday, September 25, 2018
The Nominating Committee of the Hawaii Employers Council has filed with Corporate Secretary Sheri-Ann Lau Clark the names of 7 nominees for election to three-year terms on HEC’s Board of Governors, beginning in 2019.
DLIR Issues Updated Wage Rate Schedule
Tuesday, September 25, 2018
The Hawaii Department of Labor and Industrial Relations Research & Statistics Office issued Wage Rate Schedule Bulletin No. 493 and Apprentice Schedule Bulletin No. 493, both effective September 17, 2018. These
Federal Contractors – Check Your Mailbox for a CSAL!
Tuesday, September 25, 2018
Did you receive a Corporate Scheduling Announcement Letter (CSAL)? The Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) mailed 750 CSALs on September 7 as a supplement to the first batch sent in March. This CSAL is a
Job Protection for Medical Marijuana Users May be Coming Soon. Does Your Company Need an Exemption?
Tuesday, September 18, 2018
Pursuant to Act 116 of the Session Laws of Hawaii 2018, a working group has been formed to discuss potential legislation that would provide job protection for employees who possess a medical marijuana (“MMJ”)
Employers Who Use Outside Investigators Must Use Updated Disclosure Forms By September 21
Tuesday, September 18, 2018
On September 12, the Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection (Bureau) issued an interim final rule updating two model disclosures (summary of consumer rights and summary of identity theft rights) to reflect changes made to
September 30th Deadline for Federal Contractors
Tuesday, September 18, 2018
Are you a Federal contractor or subcontractor with a contract in the amount of $150,000 or more with any department or agency of the United States for the procurement of personal property or non-personal services? If so,
“New” FMLA Forms Released
Tuesday, September 18, 2018
On September 4, the U.S. Department of Labor’s (DOL) Wage and Hour Division released updated Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) notices and certification forms. These forms include the Notice of Eligibility,
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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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