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New Rule: Employers May Ban Union Solicitation in Company’s Public Spaces
Tuesday, June 25, 2019
The National Labor Relations Board (“NLRB”) recently ruled that an employer can ban nonemployee union representatives from soliciting employees in public spaces within its facilities. The June 14 decision
Supreme Court: Employers Who Don’t Timely Object Will Forfeit Defense
Tuesday, June 25, 2019
The U.S. Supreme Court recently held that the requirement to file a charge of discrimination with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (“EEOC”) is mandatory, but not jurisdictional. Fort Bend County v.
IRS: 2020 Health Savings Account Limits Increase
Tuesday, June 25, 2019
The Internal Revenue Service announced the 2020 inflation-adjusted amounts for Health Savings Accounts (“HSA”). The annual limitation on deductions for high deductible health plans (“HDHP”) is $3,550
How and Why to Improve Company Culture
Tuesday, June 25, 2019
A recent study by Speakap discusses the importance company culture has on improving employee loyalty and relationships. Speakap describes workplace culture as “the sum of a company’s values, traditions, beliefs,
Thinking About Permanently Replacing an Employee on Workers’ Compensation Leave? Better Be Sure There are No Other Feasible Alternatives
Tuesday, June 18, 2019
On June 10, the Hawaii Supreme Court issued a published opinion holding that an employer who takes an adverse action against an employee with a work injury based on business hardship should be prepared to provide evidence of
IRS Overhauls Form W-4
Tuesday, June 18, 2019
On May 31, the Internal Revenue Service (“IRS”) issued a draft of the 2020 Form W-4, which implements changes made following the 2017 Tax Cuts and Jobs Act. For example, the revised form no longer uses
Conscience Rule Allows Healthcare Employees to Refuse to Provide Care Based on Religion
Tuesday, June 18, 2019
On May 21, the Federal Register published the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ (HHS) final rule protecting healthcare workers who refuse to provide care due to moral or religious beliefs. The Protecting
Beat the Heat – Keep Employees Safe
Tuesday, June 18, 2019
Summer may not yet officially be here, but it is already getting hot! Now is a good time for employers to review policies and procedures to ensure the safety of employees who work in outdoor or indoor heat environments.
Feature of the Month:

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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