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Mahalo to Our Members
Tuesday, November 26, 2019
As we near Thanksgiving, Hawaii Employers Council would like to express how thankful we are for all of our members. We are grateful you continue to choose us as your trusted partner. At our 76th Annual Meeting last week,
Nine Hawaii Executives Elected to the Hawaii Employers Council Board of Governors
Tuesday, November 26, 2019
Hawaii Employers Council is pleased to announce that the following nine executives were elected to serve three-year terms on our Board of Governors. Their terms begin on January 1, 2020 and run through December 31, 2022.
HEC Welcomes Brent Toyama
Tuesday, November 26, 2019
Hawaii Employers Council is pleased to welcome Brent Toyama as a Labor Relations Consultant. Brent joined HEC after working for the State of Hawaii as a Human Resource Specialist for the Department of Health as well as a
Is Paid Family Leave in Hawaii’s Future?
Tuesday, November 26, 2019
While it is unknown whether paid family leave will be in our near future, what is certain is that paid family leave will be a hot topic of discussion at the Legislature in 2020. Sure to be included in the discussion is the
HEC Releases 2019 Pay Rates in Hawaii Survey Highlights
Tuesday, November 19, 2019
The Hawaii Employers Council recently released the results of the seventy-third Pay Rates in Hawaii Survey. A total of two hundred seven private organizations and government agencies in Hawaii participated. Market outcomes
Happy Human Resources Week!
Tuesday, November 19, 2019
Through Hawaii Employers Council’s work with the Governor’s office, Governor David Ige proclaimed November 18-22 as Human Resources Week and November 22 as Human Resources Appreciation Day. The Proclamation is
OFCCP News for Federal Contractors
Tuesday, November 19, 2019
In honor of Veterans Day last week, the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (“OFCCP”) wants to make sure employers are complying with the Vietnam Era Veteran Readjustment Assistance Act
OSHA Releases Annual Top 10 Most Cited Violations
Tuesday, November 19, 2019
To alert employers about commonly cited standards following worksite inspections, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (“OSHA”) has identified the following categories as its 2019 top ten most
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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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