Celebrating Holidays With Safety In Mind

Did you know that some of the most dangerous days of the year on our nation’s roadways are between Thanksgiving and New Year’s Day? According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, from 2013 to 2017, more than 800 people died in alcohol-impaired crashes over the Thanksgiving weekend. With the holiday season quickly approaching, many […]

Uninsured and Underinsured Motorist Insurance

I Have Insurance, but Is That Enough? Have you ever been in a motor vehicle accident, particularly when you were not deemed “at-fault?” If so, did you remember to exchange contact and insurance information with those involved? While it is relatively uncommon, there is a significant risk that the at-fault party failed to purchase enough […]

Compliance Issues to Consider when Remote Working

In last week’s bLAWg post, I discussed the remote working trend and how some industries are adopting it permanently. Remote work is changing the way businesses operate. Obviously, one critical area is employer-employee interaction. Today’s post provides a listicle of some of the compliance and legal issues to consider when preparing a permanent work from […]

Remote Working: Is the Trend Here to Stay?

Generally, when larger companies change their workflow arrangement to comply with new regulations, small and medium-sized businesses tend to follow suit. Remember your email inbox when the largest retailers and social media giants updated their web/app privacy policies in the face of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)? Smaller companies then tended to follow suit […]

Honolulu Businesses Receive Aid Amid Complex Reopening Plan

Last week the City and County of Honolulu announced the expansion of the Small Business Relief and Recovery Fund (SBRRF) and has added $75 million to the program. Businesses may qualify for up to $50,000 in reimbursement grants. Business owners that missed the first round of SBRRF should consider applying this time, and those who applied in the first […]

Payroll Tax Cut: Things To Consider

Are you considering taking advantage of the President’s Executive Order for payroll tax cut? If so, just understand it defers Social Security taxes till the end of the year. Defer means the deferral amount has to be paid back. So that deferred amount, over 4 months, can create a large tax liability. For employers, first […]

For Domestic Abuse Victims, Not All Are “Safer At Home”

In a year of chaos, the Covid-19 pandemic, struggles for equality, and a deafening onslaught of political noise, there is another silent yet significant threat to our local communities and families.  Unreported and underreported cases of domestic abuse have risen sharply locally and worldwide.  Some public safety measures, specifically stay-at-home orders, which are designed to […]

Stay-At-Home Order Extended: Is Hiking Solo Even Appropriate?

Once again, we have a stay-at-home order for O‘ahu, from now through September 23, 2020. There are some new exceptions carved out in this order, which should involve a personal risk/reward analysis.  For example, you are now allowed to go hiking, but only “solo.” This means you may not hike in any size group, even […]

Bicycle Safety In Urban Honolulu

As more residents are moving to urban areas such as Honolulu to reduce their commute time to and from work, alternative modes of transportation including walking and bicycling have increased in popularity, especially with the introduction of biki – a bikeshare service. The City and County of Honolulu is implementing the Complete Streets program to […]

Second Stay-At-Home Work-From-Home Order: What’s open, What’s Not

We are one week in to the second stay-at-home work-from-home order. The order began August 27 and is currently set to end on September 9. To ensure that the order does not get extended, please do not gather with those outside of your household. Keep this in mind especially with the upcoming Labor Day weekend. […]