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It’s Official: Federal Judge Strikes Down Entire “Sick Leave Law”

Earlier this year, I reported that U.S. District Court Judge Susan Oki Mollway issued an order ruling that Hawaii’s sick leave discrimination law was unlawful.  In her initial order, Judge Mollway did not decide whether she would strike down the entire statute, or just invalidate part of the statute.  Rather, she set a hearing for last month to hear arguments from both parties to the lawsuit (although she indicated an inclination to strike down the entire law).

On May 1, 2013, Judge Mollway issued her decision, and ruled that the State of Hawaii is “permanently enjoined” from enforcing any part of the statute in question.  In other words, the entire statute was invalidated.

Writing about the sick leave law reminds me of  a Dilbert strip I read a loooooooooong ways back:

You can read a copy of her order here:  Permanent Injunction on Sick Leave Law.