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Laws On Sexual Harassment in Hawaii

It’s easy for Hawaiians to feel like their own separate country out in the ocean, but in fact, our islands are subject to all of the same federal laws as every other state. This means for victims of sexual harassment, a pathway for justice…
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DUI Penalties for Habitual Violators in Hawaii

A 34 year old woman in Kahului was again arrested for suspected driving under the influence of alcohol on August 4th. Kristen Uilani Davis was previously convicted for negligent vehicular homicide involving drunk driving. Davis was arrested…
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Sexual Harassment Lawsuit Filed Against Hawaii School

In a civil lawsuit filed on April 24th, three former basketball players sued a Honolulu school and former coach for alleged sexual harassment and abuse. The lawsuit was filed against former assistant coach Dwayne Yuen and Punahou School in Honolulu,…
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Hawaii, Who Pays for the Damages After a Truck Accident?

While on vacation in Hawaii, the last thing anyone wants to worry about is dealing with the legalities after a large-scale collision. No matter how much of a paradise Hawaii is, there are still truck accidents that occur, and these accidents…
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Business Owners in Hawaii Say Their Insurer Won’t Cover Costs Associated with the COVID-19 Pandemic

Businesses are faced with risks on a daily basis. From property damage to employee accidents, anything can happen that could potentially affect the operations of a business in Hawaii. That is why business owners purchase business insurance—to…
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Hawaii workers were improperly forced to work through lunch breaks without pay

If a worker is required to have a break at a certain time, it is important for them to take these breaks as required. They need to be recorded properly and the employer must maintain accurate records.  The U.S. Labor Department found that…
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How successful are Hawaii’s actions to keep nursing home residents safe from COVID-19?

Most of the United States are dealing with increased deaths due to COVID-19 in nursing homes and long term care residential facilities.  As of April 10, Hawaii had still managed to keep this vulnerable population safe from a disease that has…