Archive for the ‘Hawaii Law’ Category


John Knorek Presents at Hawaii Agricultural Seminar in Honolulu

On January 9, 2014 John L. Knorek will be speaking at the Hawaii Agriculture seminar in Honolulu on Agriculture Labor Law .  The two-day seminar will include an overview and update on all aspects of ag law as it affects farmers, agency officials, exporters, attorneys and practitioners. It will provide you with the latest, most ...
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New Employment Protections for Domestic Violence Victims

Effective January 1, 2012, employees are protected from discrimination based on domestic or sexual violence victim status if known to their employer.  Employers should take steps to revise policies and train managers regarding their obligations under the law.  See Haw. Rev. Stat. Ch. 378. Information displayed on this website ...
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Civil Unions in Hawaii

Effective January 1, 2012, employers must provide parties in a civil union the same rights that they provide to married couples.  This could include health insurance, Hawaii Family Leave entitlements, and benefits such as funeral leave and merchandise discounts, but may not include spousal benefits granted under federal law.  ...
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Religious Organization Exemption and Ministerial Exception

The United States Supreme Court declined to review Spencer v. World Vision, Inc., in which the Ninth Circuit held that a humanitarian organization qualified as a religious corporation, association, or society.  In Spencer, the Ninth Circuit upheld the grant of summary judgment in favor of World Vision, Inc. in claims brought by...
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