Honolulu Employment Attorneys

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What is the Law Regarding Employment in Honolulu?

Employment law refers to the body of laws in Honolulu that regulate employees, employers, and independent contractors. Hiring procedures, wage disputes, and termination are some issues that are covered by these laws. Employers and employees in Honolulu must have an understanding of the employment laws.

"At-Will" vs. Contract Employment Terms

Most forms of work relationships are "at-will", though in some circumstances the employer and employee will have an employment contract for a set period of time. "At-will" employment means that either the employer or the employee can terminate the position at any given time, even without a particular reason, so long as the termination does not violate the law When the parties use an employment contract, the terms of employment will be controlled by their state and federal laws, as applied to people living in Honolulu.

Anti-Discrimination laws in Honolulu

Discrimination is illegal at any stage of employment such as hiring policies, wage distribution, and terminations, according to laws which apply to residents of Honolulu. People living in Honolulu must abide by laws stating it is illegal for employers to discriminate against people who belong to certain classes. These classes may be based on race, national origin, gender, religion, disability, and age.

An administrative agency such as the EEOC can hear discrimination claims. Also, some lawyers specialize in claims for discrimination.

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Life in Honolulu

Honolulu means "place of shelter" and serves as just that for thousands of tourists each year. Nearly 375,000 Hawaiians call Honolulu home. That large population makes the city the most populous in the entire State of Hawaii. As the largest city in one of the U.S.'s most popular vacation states, there are diplomatic facilities of Japan, Philippines, South Korea, Australia, and the Marshall Islands among others. Honolulu is the Capital of the State of Hawaii. Consequently, Honolulu is home to many of the government facilities including the City of Honolulu and Honolulu County as well as Federal instillations like the Federal Detention Center, Honolulu. The prison is a temporary holding place for no more than 1,000 inmates awaiting trial and is located just across from the Honolulu International Airport.

Downtown Honolulu is home to Hawaii's tallest building, the First Hawaiian Center, as well as the Hawaii Pacific University campus. The Honolulu Arts District and Waikiki are the most popular attractions among tourists. The arts district rests on the eastern edge of Honolulu's Chinatown. The Arts District is home to lots of cultural institutions like the Hawaii Theatre, galleries, and venues for performing arts and music. Waikiki is one of the most popular tourist districts and home to the Ala Moana Center which is the worlds largest open air shopping center. The district also has a number of other shops and eateries that cater to tourists and locals alike.

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