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Legislative Update: First Crossover

Posted Tuesday, March 12, 2019 6:28 am

Legislative Update:  First Crossover

The Hawaii State Legislature just passed the First Crossover deadline for the 2019 legislative session.  This is the deadline by which all bills must be approved by an originating chamber and passed onto the other chamber for consideration.  Any bill that survived the First Crossover deadline still has the potential to be become law.

This year, lawmakers have tackled a variety of employment-related issues, including minimum wage, sexual harassment, equal pay and pay transparency, employment discrimination, and the Hawaii Family Leave Law.  HEC has created two reports discussing which measures are still alive:

As a resource that is available to HEC Members only, the Highlights article provides a more detailed discussion of several of the proposals that are still alive, as well as an analysis of how those measures may impact companies doing business in the State of Hawaii.

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