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1 Answer | Asked in Employment Law, Admiralty / Maritime and Arbitration / Mediation Law for Hawaii on
Q: I have a situation with a union that requires me to fly out to another State to their medical facility for a physical.

If I don’t the Union will not “clear” me to work. Amid the Covid-19 outbreak I have asked if the Union has designated “local” areas in my Home State where we can complete annual physicals while reducing the risk of spreading or contracting COVID-19. Their answer was no, and that there... View More

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
answered on Apr 7, 2020

The maritime unions are dealing with some extraordinary measures in light of this virus, particularly for vessels operating in the Pacific. There have been newly implemented measures involving restriction of crews to vessels, cessation of crew rotations, etc. Given the current atmosphere, unions... View More

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Q: How do you stop a mediation if you feel like the mediator is not being neutral?
Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
answered on Sep 15, 2018

I do not practice in Hawaii but I noticed no one picked up your question in three weeks, and at this point, the issue could be moot. If the matter is still pending, it would be advisable for you to consult with an attorney in your area with experience in mediations. The type of mediation is not... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Arbitration / Mediation Law for Hawaii on
Q: How long does an arbitration proceeding take?
Thomas A. Grossman
Thomas A. Grossman
answered on Jun 26, 2018

It depends on many factors:

The type of case that is being arbitrated; The number of parties involved in the Arbitration;

The amount of evidence, and number witnesses that will be allowed;

The amount of the damages; The experience and abilities of the Arbitrator;...
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