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Kūlia i Ka Nuʻu: Trevor Bracher at Marriott – Inspiring Others to Be Their Best
Tuesday, March 26, 2019
This column of Kūlia i Ka Nuʻu features Trevor Bracher, Complex Director of Human Resources at Marriott. Trevor oversees HR for Kyo-ya properties in Hawaii – Sheraton Waikiki, Royal Hawaiian Hotel, Moana
WHD Issues 3 New Opinion Letters re: FMLA and FLSA
Tuesday, March 26, 2019
The Wage and Hour Division of the U.S. Department of Labor (“WHD”) recently issued three new opinion letters. One relates to designating leave under the Family and Medical Leave Act (“FMLA”), one
9th Circuit: Salvation Army Can Discriminate Based on Religion and End Interactive Process
Tuesday, March 26, 2019
The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, in a published decision, held: (1) Title VII’s religious organization exemption barred retaliation and hostile work environment claims against the Salvation Army because they were
Free Wage & Hour Compliance Workshop By DLIR
Tuesday, March 26, 2019
The Department of Labor and Industrial Relations (“DLIR”) Wage Standards Division is putting on a FREE workshop on topics such as: Penalty Avoidance Minimum Wage Overtime Payment of Wages Frequency of
DLIR’S New Unemployment Insurance Portal to Become Mandatory for All Hawaii Employers
Tuesday, March 19, 2019
On March 11, representatives from the Unemployment Insurance (“UI”) division of the Hawaii State Department of Labor and Industrial Relations (“DLIR”) gave a 90 minute presentation explaining the
Proposed New Rule to Make More Employees Qualify For Overtime Pay
Tuesday, March 19, 2019
The Department of Labor (“DOL”) recently announced a proposed rule that would convert more than one million U.S. employees from exempt to non-exempt employees, thus making them eligible for overtime pay. What is
Federal Contractors: CSAL to be Posted Online, Not Mailed
Tuesday, March 19, 2019
For the first time, the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (“OFCCP”) will post a Corporate Scheduling Announcement List (“CSAL”) on its website rather than mailing Corporate Scheduling
Keep April Fools’ Day Friendly and Safe
Tuesday, March 19, 2019
April Fools’ Day is coming up. Typically a day for practical jokes, employers need to make sure employees abide by company policies and do not cross any lines. Being able to joke around with coworkers may be an
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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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