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The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (“CARES”) Act & Other News

Posted Tuesday, March 31, 2020 6:27 am

Hawaii Employers Council continues to monitor the COVID-19 pandemic and provide employers with resources to assist with their response to the novel issues raised.  These resources are listed on HEC’s Coronavirus (COVID-19) webpage.  Here are some new developments.

  • EEOC Webinar: On March 27, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (“EEOC”) posted a webinar addressing questions arising under any of the Federal Equal Employment Opportunity Laws and the COVID-19 pandemic.
  • NLRB Representation Case Procedures Rule: On March 24, the National Labor Relations Board announced that it is postponing the effective date of its final rule modifying the Agency’s Representation Case Procedures from April 16, 2020 to May 31, 2020.
  • Drug and Alcohol Policies: On March 23, the U.S. Department of Transportation Office of Drug and Alcohol Policy Compliance issued guidance to provide clarity with respect to existing requirements for DOT-mandated drug and alcohol testing during the COVID-19 crisis.
  • E-Verify: E-Verify has modified its policies temporarily due to the COVID-19 pandemic to ease the burden on employers and employees.

 HEC members who have questions about their COVID-19 response plans may call us at (808) 836-1511 (Oahu) or 1-800-392-3589 (Neighbor Island).



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