Employment Law Basics for Hawaii Employers

Posted on February 8, 2017 By

It is well established now under federal Title VII law that an employer is liable for actionable sexual harassment caused by a supervisor with “immediate (or successively higher) authority over the employee.” However, in cases where the employee does not suffer a “tangible employment action,” such as discharge, demotion, or an unfavorable reassignment, there is…


Effective Pre-Employment Background

Posted on February 7, 2017 By

In today’s competitive economic environment, firms cannot afford to be side-tracked by employee problems such as workplace violence, theft, false resumes, embezzlement, harassment or trumped-up injury claims. Employers have increasingly turned to pre-employment screening as a critical risk-management tool to try to avid hiring problem employees in the first place. At the same time, companies…


Large Employers and Cost Effective

Posted on February 6, 2017 By

American industries that hire large numbers of hourly, temporary or seasonal employees are caught in a Catch-22. On one hand, they know that if they don’t take measures to conduct pre-employment screening and exercise due diligence in hiring, it is a statistical certainly they are sitting ducks for expensive litigation, workplace violence, false claims, theft,…


Social Security Disability Clients From an Employment Law Standpoint

Posted on February 5, 2017 By

Social Security disability attorneys or representatives are often not familiar with some of the civil rights laws and other remedies which may be available to their clients, beyond, or in lieu of, Social Security disability benefits, and which may result in additional or alternative sources of financial proceeds for their clients. Also, as Social Security…