Since the onset of COVID-19 in March, Hawaii has issued over $3.3 billion in unemployment insurance benefits. While this has been a welcome lifeline for the unemployed, Hawaii’s high unemployment rate (which stood at 15.1% in September) and the depletion of the UI trust fund will have consequences for local businesses. Join Anne Perreira-Eustaquio, Director of the Department of Labor Industrial Relations (DLIR), as she explains issues such as:
- What is the current balance of the UI trust fund and what are the State’s plans to replenish the fund?
- How much more will contributory employers need to pay for UI taxes in 2021?
- When does the COVID-19 charge code cease and how does that impact employers’ UI obligations?
Questions for Director Perreira-Eustaquio may be submitted in advance to Sheri-Ann Lau Clark at email@example.com.
About our speaker:
Ann Perreira-Eustaquio, Director of the Department of Labor and Industrial Relations.
Ann Perreira-Eustaquio has been leading the DLIR since June 2020, first as Acting Director and then officially as Director since September 2020. She has extensive experience in unemployment insurance administration, serving in roles such as UI Administrator, UI Program Development Officer, Program Specialist, and Auditor. She holds an MBA and BBA in Accounting, both from Chaminade University of Honolulu.
Monday, December 7, 2020
10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.
HEC Members: Free
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