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Hawaii Employee Leasing Case Law

Please find, below, selected case laws decided by Supreme Court of Hawaii or Court of Appeals of Hawaii where the terms employee leasing has been mentioned. You are not to rely on these cases as legal advice nor should you rely on them for accuracy. Please see Terms of Service.

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Orthopedia Associates of Hawaii - 12/7/2005
FOR PUBLICATION MOON, C.J., LEVINSON, JJ.; CIRCUIT JUDGE WALDORF, IN PLACE OF NAKAYAMA, J., RECUSED; INTERMEDIATE COURT OF APPEALS ASSOCIATE JUDGE LIM, IN PLACE OF ACOBA, J., RECUSED; AND CIRCUIT JUDGE HIRAI, IN PLACE OF DUFFY,...

Dabney v. Maui's Meat Fish and Liquor Co. - 12/2/2005
NOT FOR PUBLICATION SUMMARY DISPOSITION ORDER By: Lim, Acting C.J., Nakamura and Fujise, JJ. In this workers' compensation case, Claimant-Appellant Steven F. Dabney (Dabney), pro se, appeals from the September 26,...

Yogi v. City and County of Honolulu - 11/28/2005
NOT FOR PUBLICATION By: Lim, Acting C.J., Foley and Fujise, JJ. In this workers' compensation case, Bert Yogi (Yogi) appeals the April 9, 2003 order entered in a consolidated appeal before the Labor and Industrial Relations...

Toney v. Fauhiva - 10/28/2005
Plaintiffs-Appellants Bryan Toney (Bryan) and Lilibeth Toney (collectively, the Toneys) appeal from the June 16, 2004 Final Judgment in favor of Defendant-Appellee Lemoto "Ray" Fauhiva (Fauhiva), and the July 14, 2004 Judgment...

Aarona v. GTE Hawaiian Telephone Co. - 8/31/2005
NOT FOR PUBLICATION SUMMARY DISPOSITION ORDER By: Moon, C.J., Levinson, Nakayama, Acoba, and Duffy, JJ. Claimant-appellant Arthur Aarona (Aarona) appeals from the February 20, 2001 decision and order of the Department...

Rosales v. Rosales - 8/22/2005
FOR PUBLICATION BURNS, C.J., LIM AND FUJISE, JJ. Plaintiff-Appellant Suzanne Marie Rosales (Suzanne) appeals from the February 13, 2004 Order Granting Defendant Arnold G. Rosales, Jr.'s Motion for Issuance of Domestic...

Kimberly v. State - 7/29/2005
By: Moon, C.J., Levinson, Nakayama, and Duffy, JJ.; and Intermediate Court of Appeals Associate Judge Nakamura, in place of Acoba, J., recused The instant case involves the sexual harassment of...

Nowicki v. GMP Associates - 7/28/2005
NOT FOR PUBLICATION ORDER DISMISSING APPEAL By: Lim, Acting C.J., Foley and Fujise, JJ. In this workers' compensation case, Claimant Jacek Nowicki (Claimant) appeals, pro se, the July 14, 2003 decision and order of...

McClane v. Delta Airlines - 7/22/2005
NOT FOR PUBLICATION SUMMARY DISPOSITION ORDER By: Watanabe, Acting C.J., Nakamura, and Fujise, JJ. In this employment discrimination case, Plaintiff-Appellant Delores A. McClane (McClane) appeals from the Judgment in...

Horner v. Employees' Retirement System - 7/21/2005
NOT FOR PUBLICATION SUMMARY DISPOSITION ORDER By: Moon, C.J., Levinson, Nakayama, and Acoba, JJ., and Circuit Judge Marks, in Place of Duffy, J., Recused Appellant-Appellant Thomas M. Horner (Appellant) appeals from...

Liftee v. Boyer - 12/21/2004
FOR PUBLICATION Defendant-Appellant Alexene Boyer (Boyer) appeals the Judgment in favor of Plaintiff-Appellee Karl Liftee (Liftee) filed on August 25, 2000 in the Circuit Court of the First Circuit (circuit court). Boyer...

Hoopai v. Civil Service Commission - 12/21/2004
FOR PUBLICATION LEVINSON, NAKAYAMA, ACOBA, AND DUFFY, JJ.; WITH MOON, C.J., CONCURRING SEPARATELY We hold in this consolidated appeal in Civil No. 99-0-3248 and Special Proceeding No. 00-1-0090 (S.P. No. 00-1-90), (1) that...

Jou v. First Insurance Co. of Hawaii - 11/12/2004
NOT FOR PUBLICATION SUMMARY DISPOSITION ORDER Plaintiff-Appellant Emerson M.F. Jou, M.D. appeals from the June 13, 2002 final judgment of the Circuit Court of the First Circuit entering judgment in favor of...

Smith v. City and County of Honolulu - 9/23/2004
NOT FOR PUBLICATION SUMMARY DISPOSITION ORDER Claimant-appellant Lawrence Smith, Jr. (Smith) appeals from the Labor and Industrial Relations Appeals Board's (LIRAB's) June 21, 2001 proposed decision and order; July 10, 2001...

[T] Crespin v. A&B;Hawaii - 9/22/2004
NOT FOR PUBLICATION SUMMARY DISPOSITION ORDER In this workers' compensation case, Jose M. Crespin, Jr. (Crespin) appeals the October 11, 2002 order of the Labor and Industrial Relations Appeals Board (the Board). The...

[T] In re Doe - 6/14/2004
This Child Protective Act case involves a family with the following members: the paternal grandfather (Grandfather); the paternal grandmother (Grandmother); the father (Father); the mother (Mother); the following children of Father's...

Arquero v. Hilton Hawaiian Village LLC - 6/10/2004
FOR PUBLICATION Plaintiff-appellant Madonna P. Arquero appeals from the first circuit court's February 22, 2001 final judgment in favor of Hilton Hawaiian Village LLC and Hilton Hotels Corporation [hereinafter collectively,...

Hayes v. Dutro - 6/3/2004
FOR PUBLICATION The dispositive issue in these consolidated appeals is whether the statute of limitations set forth in Hawaii Revised Statutes (HRS) § 431:10C-315(b)(3) (Supp. 2003) barred the underlying complaint filed by...

[T] Freitas v. Hawaiian Airlines - 2/27/2004
NOT FOR PUBLICATION SUMMARY DISPOSITION ORDER In this workers' compensation case, Ursula M.O. Freitas (Freitas or Claimant) appeals, pro se, the November 4, 2002 order of the Labor and Industrial Relations Appeals Board...

[T] Santana v. McDonald's of Waimea - 2/5/2004
In this workers' compensation case, Tammy L. Santana (Santana) appeals, pro se, the March 27, 2002 decision and order of the Labor and Industrial Relations Appeals Board (LIRAB) that dismissed her LIRAB appeal of the May 3, 2001...

[T] Certified Coatings of California v. Befitel - 2/4/2004
NOT FOR PUBLICATION SUMMARY DISPOSITION ORDER Appellee-Appellant the Department of Labor and Industrial Relations (DLIR) appeals the February 4, 2000 Findings of Fact (findings) and Conclusions of Law (conclusions), and the...

Cabatbat v. County of Hawaii - 11/4/2003
FOR PUBLICATION We hold that the Labor and Industrial Relations Appeals Board (the Board) erred in relying exclusively on a part of the American Medical Association, Guides to the Evaluation of Permanent Impairment (4th ed., AMA...

[T] In re Doe - 9/30/2003
Appellant mother (Mother) of Jane Doe (Daughter) and John Doe (Son II) appeals from (a) the November 21, 2001 "Order Awarding Permanent Custody" of Daughter and Son II to Appellee State of Hawaii, Department of Human Services (DHS or...

State v. Hoshijo - 9/12/2003
FOR PUBLICATION We hold that when reviewing a decision of the Hawaii Civil Rights Commission (HRCR) the standard of review, pursuant to Hawaii Revised Statutes (HRS) § 368-16(a) (1993), for the circuit court to apply, is de novo...

[T] Craig v. County of Maui - 9/12/2003
NOT FOR PUBLICATION SUMMARY DISPOSITION ORDER Plaintiff-Appellant Thomas Allen Craig (Craig) appeals the February 21, 2001 amended judgment entered by the circuit court of the second circuit in favor of Defendant-Appellee...

TIG Insurance Company v. Kauhane - 3/28/2003
* FOR PUBLICATION * OPINION OF THE COURT This secondary appeal involves the proper interpretation of Hawaii Revised Statutes (HRS) § 431:10C-304(3) (1993), which imposes certain obligations on a no-fault insurer in...

Vaughn v. RFD Publications - 3/20/2003
In this workers' compensation case, Employer-Appellant RFD Publications, Inc. (RFD) and Insurance Carrier-Appellant The Hartford (Hartford) (collectively, Employer) appeal the Labor and Industrial Relations Appeals Board's (the...

In re Doe - 12/26/2002
LEVINSON, NAKAYAMA, RAMIL, AND ACOBA, JJ.; WITH MOON, C.J., CONCURRING SEPARATELY AND DISSENTING We hold that a parent's allegations of a violation of the Americans with Disability Act (ADA), 42 U.S.C. §§ 12131 through 12134, do...

United Public Workers - 12/6/2002
RAMIL AND ACOBA, JJ.; AND NAKAYAMA, J., CONCURRING SEPARATELY, WITH WHOM MOON, C.J., AND LEVINSON, J., JOIN; AND ACOBA, J., CONCURRING SEPARATELY OPINION BY RAMIL, J., IN WHICH ACOBA, J. JOINS, ANNOUNCING THE DECISION OF THE...

Gonsalves v. Nissan Motor Corporation in Hawaii - 11/27/2002
MOON, C.J., LEVINSON, NAKAYAMA, AND RAMIL, JJ., AND ACOBA, J., CONCURRING IN PART AND DISSENTING IN PART I. INTRODUCTION On appeal, Defendants-Appellants/Cross-Appellees Nissan Motor Corporation in Hawaii, Ltd. and Infiniti...

Kessel v. Unemori - 11/21/2002
SUMMARY DISPOSITION ORDER Plaintiff-Appellant Jon von Kessel (von Kessel) appeals (1) the March 22, 2000 final judgment of the circuit court of the first circuit, entered upon a bench trial, the Honorable Gary W.B. Chang, judge...

Cabico v. Straub Clinic & Hospital - 11/7/2002
SUMMARY DISPOSITION ORDER Claimant-appellant Lisa Joy Torricer Cabico (Appellant) appeals from the August 9, 2001 decision and order of the Labor and Industrial Relations Appeals Board (LIRAB) that affirmed the May 7, 1999...

Nelson v. University of Hawaii - 9/23/2002
Following this court's opinion in Nelson v. University of Hawaii, 97 Hawaii 376, 38 P.3d 95 (2001), plaintiff-appellant Karyn Nelson filed a motion seeking: (1) $263.59 in costs, pursuant to Hawaii Rules of Appellate Procedure (HRAP)...

Barker v. Mac Farms of Hawaii - 9/23/2002
In this workers' compensation case, Claimant-Appellant William H. Barker, III (Claimant) appeals, pro se, the November 27, 2000 decision and order of the Labor and Industrial Relations Appeals Board of the State of Hawaii (the...

McCormick v. Keohokalole - 8/22/2002
Defendants-appellants Adrian Keohokalole, Donald R. Doser, and Operating Engineers Local Union No. 3, AFL-CIO (the Union or Local 3) [hereinafter, collectively, appellants] bring this interlocutory appeal, challenging the circuit...

Saito v. Fuller - 8/8/2002
SUMMARY DISPOSITION ORDER By: Moon, C.J., Levinson, Nakayama, JJ.; With Ramil, J., Concurring Separately; and Acoba, J., Dissenting The plaintiff-appellant Lloyd Nobuo Saito, as Special Administrator of the Estate of Thomas...

Farzami v. State - 6/14/2002
SUMMARY DISPOSITION ORDER In this workers' compensation case, Claimant-Appellant Fred F. Farzami (Farzami) appeals, in propria persona, the September 12, 2000 decision and order of the Labor and Industrial Relations Appeals Board...

State v. Harada - 2/25/2002
As amended 02/27/2002. MOON, C.J., LEVINSON, AND NAKAYAMA, JJ.; RAMIL, J., DISSENTING; AND ACOBA, J., CONCURRING IN PART AND DISSENTING IN PART Plaintiff-appellant State of Hawaii (the prosecution) appeals the first circuit...

State v. Wong - 2/22/2002
Plaintiff-Appellant State of Hawaii appeals from orders dismissing indictments against Defendants-Appellees Richard Sung Hong Wong, Mari Stone Wong, Henry Haalilio Peters, and Jeffrey R. Stone. The circuit court orders, entered by the...

Davenport v. City and County of Honolulu - 12/13/2001
BURNS, C.J., AND LIM, J.; WITH WATANABE, J., CONCURRING In this workers' compensation case, Claimant-Appellant David K. Davenport (Davenport) appeals, pro se, the January 5, 2000 amended decision and order of the Labor and...

State v. Mariano - 11/14/2001
Defendant-Appellant Roderick Paul C. Mariano (Mariano) was convicted, as charged, pursuant to a jury trial in the Circuit Court of the First Circuit (circuit court), of two counts of Sexual Assault in the Fourth Degree, in violation...

Tamashiro v. Control Specialist - 11/7/2001
MOON, C.J., LEVINSON, NAKAYAMA, AND RAMIL, JJ.; WITH ACOBA, J., CONCURRING SEPARATELY Petitioner/cross-respondent-appellant Neal M. Tamashiro and respondent/cross-petitioner-appellees Control Specialist, Inc. and TIG Insurance...

Schefke v. Reliable Colection Agency - 9/21/2001
As amended October 11, 2001. CHARLES F. SCHEFKE, PLAINTIFF-APPELLEE/CROSS-APPELLANT v. RELIABLE COLLECTION AGENCY, LTD., PACIFIC MEDICAL COLLECTIONS, INC., DEFENDANTS-APPELLANTS/CROSS-APPELLEES AND JONATHAN KIRSCHNER, FRED...

KITV-4 v. Hirai - 9/13/2001
ORDER Upon consideration of Petitioners KITV-4 and Honolulu Star Bulletin's motion to reconsider the order denying the petition for writ of mandamus filed herein on July 20, 2001, the papers in support, and the records and files...

State v. Powers - 9/11/2001
MOON, C.J., LEVINSON, AND, NAKAYAMA, JJ., WITH RAMIL J., CONCURRING SEPARATELY, AND ACOBA, J., CONCURRING AND DISSENTING SEPARATELY On December 6, 1999, Reinhard Mohr petitioned this court for a writ of certiorari to review the...

Igawa v. Koa House Restaurant - 8/30/2001
MOON, C.J., LEVINSON, NAKAYAMA, AND RAMIL, JJ. AND ACOBA, J., CONCURRING IN PART AND DISSENTING IN PART Petitioner-employer-appellee Koa House Restaurant (Koa House) and petitioner-insurance carrier-appellee Pacific Insurance...

Bitney v. Honolulu Police Department - 8/23/2001
The plaintiff-appellant Estella Murphrey Bitney appeals from the judgment of the first circuit court, the Honorable Virginia Lea Crandall presiding, filed on December 22, 1999, pursuant to the summary judgment order of the first...

Morgenstein v. All Star-Sab Joint Venture - 6/28/2001
Claimant-Appellant Richard M. Morgenstein, Sr. (Morgenstein) appeals the March 6, 2000 Amended Decision and Order (the Decision) of the Labor and Industrial Relations Appeals Board of the State of Hawaii (the Board). The Decision...

Okada Trucking Co. Ltd. v. Board of Water Supply - 3/20/2001
This case stems from a protest by Petitioner-Appellee Okada Trucking Co., Ltd. (Okada), challenging the award of a contract for the construction and installation of the Kaluanui Booster Station, Phase II (the Project) by...

State v. Ram - 3/12/2001
Defendant-Appellant Jivan Ram (Ram) appeals the September 10, 1999, judgment of the district court that found Ram guilty of two counts of Harassment, in violation of Hawaii Revised Statutes (HRS) § 711-1106 (Supp. 2000), and one...

Fufimoto v. Au - 2/22/2001
LEVINSON, ACTING C.J., NAKAYAMA, RAMIL, JJ., and CIRCUIT COURT JUDGE MARKS, IN PLACE OF MOON, C.J., RECUSED, and CIRCUIT COURT JUDGE KOCHI, ASSIGNED BY REASON OF VACANCY The plaintiffs/counterclaim defendants-appellants and...

Tam v. Permanente - 2/8/2001
The claimant-appellant Colleen D. Tam appeals from the decision and order of the State of Hawaii Labor and Industrial Relations Appeals Board (LIRAB), filed on September 3, 1999, affirming the September 19, 1995 decision of the...

Igawa v. Koa House Restaurant - 2/2/2001
In this workers' compensation case, Claimant-Appellant Darryl S. Igawa (Igawa) appeals the March 30, 1999 Decision and Order (the Decision) of the Labor and Industrial Relations Appeals Board (the Board). The Decision reversed in...

Shoppe v. Gucci America - 12/28/2000
In this wrongful termination case, plaintiff-appellant Linda B. Shoppe (Plaintiff) appeals the circuit court's judgment, findings of fact, conclusions of law, and order granting defendants-appellees Gucci America, Inc. (Gucci) and...

Casumpang v. IWLU - 12/20/2000
ORDER DENYING MOTION FOR RECONSIDERATION Moon, C.J., Levinson, Nakayama, Acoba, JJ, and Ramil, J., dissenting The motion for reconsideration filed on November 13, 2000 by defendants-appellees ILWU, Local 142, requesting...

State v. Topasna - 11/27/2000
In his appeal of the circuit court of the first circuit's May 21, 1999 judgment, guilty conviction and sentence, Defendant-Appellant Alfred Topasna (Topasna) contends that the court abused its discretion in denying his motion to...

Casumpang v. ILWU - 11/2/2000
The plaintiff-appellant Nicanor E. Casumpang, Jr. appeals from the order of the district court of the second circuit granting the defendant-appellee ILWU (International Longshore & Warehouse Union), Local 142's (hereinafter, "the...

Llanes v. Daso - 9/19/2000
Plaintiff-appellant Victor Llanes (Llanes) appeals from the judgment of the district court of the third circuit ruling against Llanes and in favor of defendant-appellee AIG Hawaii Insurance Company (AIG) in a no-fault insurance case....

Flor v. Holguin - 8/30/2000
MOTIONS FOR RECONSIDERATION The employers/insurance carriers/appellees Carlos Richard Holguin, D.D.S., and Pacific Insurance Company (hereinafter, Holguin/Pacific), Douglas H. Dierenfield, D.D.S., and Travelers Insurance Company...

Satterfield v. Kinnaman - 8/29/2000
As amended March 16, 2001. JAMES A. SATTERFIELD, CLAIMANT-APPELLANT v. ROGER D. KINNAMAN AND INDUSTRIAL INDEMNITY, EMPLOYER/INSURANCE CARRIER-APPELLEE APPEAL FROM THE LABOR AND INDUSTRIAL RELATIONS APPEALS BOARD (CASE NO....

Hayashi v. Scott Company - 3/14/2000
MOON, C.J., LEVINSON, NAKAYAMA, RAMIL, JJ., AND INTERMEDIATE COURT OF APPEALS ASSOCIATE JUDGE ACOBA, ASSIGNED BY REASON OF VACANCY This appeal arises from the decision and order of the Labor and Industrial Relations Appeals Board...

Alvarado v. Kiewit Pacific Co. - 2/2/2000
We granted the petition for a writ of certiorari filed by petitioners-appellees Kiewit Pacific Company (Kiewit) and their workers' compensation insurance carrier, Aetna Casualty and Surety Company (Aetna), to review the decision of the...

Hokama v. University of Hawaii - 12/22/1999
Plaintiff-appellant Yoshitsugi Hokama, Ph.D. (Dr. Hokama), appeals the trial court's grant of summary judgment in favor of defendant-appellee University of Hawai`i (university). On appeal, Dr. Hokama argues that the circuit court erred...

Gump v. Walmart Stores - 11/17/1999
Defendant-Appellant Walmart Stores Inc. (Wal-Mart ) appeals the April 23, 1998 judgment of the Circuit Court of the Third Circuit adjudging it liable to Plaintiff-Appellee Linda Gump (Gump) for $25,175.00 in damages, $8,585.00 in...

Bocalbos v. Kapiolani Medical Center for Women and Children v. John Mullen & Co. - 11/16/1999
We hold in this appeal from the March 14, 1997 "Second Amended Order and Decision" of the Labor and Industrial Relations Appeals Board (the board) by Claimant-Appellant Mila Bocalbos (Bocalbos) that Bocalbos was entitled to medical...

Korsak v. Hawaii Permanente Medical Group - 11/10/1999
Claimant-Appellant Richard J. Korsak (Korsak) appeals the July 15, 1998 decision and order of the Labor and Industrial Relations Appeals Board (the Board) which denied workers' compensation for his disabling low back condition. We...

Catron v. Tokio Marine Management Inc. - 6/2/1999
Plaintiff-appellant Robert Catron appeals the order and judgment of the circuit court granting summary judgment in favor of defendant-appellee Tokio Marine and Fire Insurance Company, Ltd. on all counts related to allegations of bad...

Potter v. Hawaii Newspaper Agency - 2/19/1999
This case arises from an accident that occurred when the fourteen-year-old claimant-appellant, Shawn Potter, was struck by an automobile while he was riding a moped. Potter was a "newspaper dealer" for the employer-appellee Hawaii...

Jones v. Phillipson - 1/28/1999
As amended December 29, 1999. See end of opinion for corrections. H. STANLEY JONES AND ROBERTA JONES, PLAINTIFFS-APPELLANTS, v. BILL PHILLIPSON AND HAPPY VINCENT, DEFENDANTS-APPELLEES, AND JOHN DOES 1-10, DOE ENTITIES 1-10, DOE...

Finley v. Home Insurance Company - 12/30/1998
We granted certiorari to review the opinion of the Intermediate Court of Appeals (ICA), which held that defendant-appellee/cross-appellant Hawaii Insurance Guaranty Association (HIGA), having retained counsel to defend the underlying...

Armed Forces Insurance Exchange v. Transamerica Insurance Co. - 9/16/1998
APPEAL FROM THE FIRST CIRCUIT COURT BURNS, C.J., ACOBA, J., AND CIRCUIT JUDGE DEL ROSARIO IN PLACE OF WATANABE, J., RECUSED OPINION OF THE COURT BY ACOBA, J. We hold herein that the exclusion for activities arising...

Steinberg v. Hoshijo - 6/18/1998
Opinion OF THE COURT BY MOON, C.J. Appellant-appellant Dr. Harold Steinberg appeals from the first circuit court's September 19, 1997 order affirming the final decision of the Hawai'i Civil Right Commission (HCRC) in this...

Del Rio v. Crake - 5/8/1998
Opinion OF THE COURT BY MOON, C.J. On July 17, 1997, the circuit court of the second circuit entered a written order granting defendant-appellee Sandra Crake's motion for summary judgment against plaintiff-appellant Montana G....

Collins v. South Seas Jeep Eagle - 12/29/1997
OPINION OF THE COURT BY NAKAYAMA, J. Plaintiff-appellant Cyndi Collins appeals from a post-judgment order denying her application for an award of attorneys' fees pursuant to Hawai'i Revised Statutes (HRS) § 378-5(c) (1993)....

Survivors of Iida v. Oriental Imports Inc. - 3/11/1997
OPINION OF THE COURT BY KIRIMITSU, J. In this consolidated workers' compensation and attorney's fee and costs case, Claimant-Appellant Survivors of Amy Iida (Steven and Lynda) appeal from the January 13, 1994 order of the Labor...

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