Entries by Ryan K. Hew

Social Media and the Workplace: Hiring

Reading Time: 5 minutes This post and the next several posts will be about social media and its use in the workplace and the various laws that govern that interaction.  Today’s post discusses using social media during the job application process from the employer and potential employee’s perspectives. Hiring the Right Person for the Job Requires Information Accurate information […]

Social Media and the Law Series

Reading Time: 2 minutes New Series of Posts: Social Media and the Law Later today I will be posting the first in a series of posts detailing Social Media and its interaction with the law.  Generally, it is geared toward small businesses, law students, and social media users.  In particular, for those groups of people living, working, and playing […]

Draw the Law: Sole Proprietors and Partners

Reading Time: 3 minutes “Draw the Law” is a weekly short post where I try to visualize a legal concept.  It is designed to be helpful to the laymen and for a quick understanding.  For the next several posts I will be detailing organizing and operating a business. In the prior post in this series we talked about how […]

Draw the Law: Separate Entities, You and Your Business

Reading Time: 3 minutes “Draw the Law” is a weekly short post where I try to visualize a legal concept.  It is designed to be helpful to the laymen and for a quick understanding.  For the next several posts I will be detailing organizing and operating a business. Last week I discussed the limited liability shield of certain business entities.  This […]

New Law in the Brief: Act 37 of 2011 Hawaii State Legislative Session

Reading Time: 3 minutes Act 37: Permitting Hawaii Nonprofit Boards to Take Actions by Ballot and Electronic Voting, Use of Electronic Notice, and Conduct of Meeting by Teleconference Business Impact: The purpose of Act 37 is really to modernize the way Hawaii nonprofit corporation boards operate and handle their affairs.  Basically, it allows nonprofit directors to use electronic communications […]

Draw the Law: The Limited Liability Shield

Reading Time: 2 minutes “Draw the Law” is a weekly short post where I try to visualize a legal concept.  It is designed to be helpful to the laymen and for a quick understanding.  For the next several posts I will be detailing organizing and operating a business. What is Limited Liability? Limited liability means that a business owner’s […]

New Law in the Brief: Act 34 of the 2011 Hawaii Legislative Session

Reading Time: 2 minutes Act 34: Protecting Gender Expression or Identity in the Workplace Business Impact: Act 34 prohibits discrimination on the basis of gender identity or expression as a matter of public policy, specifically with regards to employment.  Basically, if you or the work environment you foster is insensitive to gender expression or identity of your employees, you […]

‘Justice Delivered in All Sizes’ CB Article

Reading Time: < 1 minute Please check out my contributor article about how we can better serve justice in Hawaii and also follow Civil Beat.  They are a great civic investigative forum of news and insight into the daily beat of Hawaii. The Links: My article Civil Beat Main Page LATEST UPDATE (5/5/11 @ 5:01PM): KHON2 also posted a little […]

KHON2 Actionline Topics Schedule

Reading Time: < 1 minute For the rest of this week (May 2 – 6) the Young Lawyers Division (YLD) of the Hawaii State Bar Association will be volunteering at the phones of KHON2’s Actionline. We are covering the following topics on the following days from 11AM – 1PM: Monday – Bankruptcy, Foreclosure & Consumer Protection Tuesday – Divorce, Child […]