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Register Now for Mandatory Unemployment Insurance Web Application

Posted Tuesday, August 20, 2019 6:28 am

The Hawaii State Department of Labor & Industrial Relations (“DLIR”) launched a newly implemented unemployment insurance employer web application as well as an expanded claimant web application for claimants proficient in Cantonese and Mandarin with translations in Simplified Chinese.

Employers are now able to electronically file wage and tax data, make tax payments, update and make changes to their accounts, and view real time data.  According to the DLIR, employers filing quarterly wage reports online significantly simplifies the preparation and submission of tax and wage data, saves taxpayer’s money, and results in greater accuracy when calculating taxes due.

The DLIR encourages employers to register with this innovative application before January 1, 2020, when it becomes mandatory.  The new website is secure, free, and can be accessed here.

Additionally, the claimant web application was enhanced to offer Simplified Chinese based on data compiled by the DLIR on Limited English Proficiency (“LEP”) populations served, which indicated Cantonese as the most widely used foreign language.

“These innovative and responsive applications are enhancing the way employers and claimants interact with the department to provide effective and efficient customer service,” stated Director Scott Murakami.  “This project is an example of working towards Gov. Ige’s charge to restore the public’s trust in government by committing to reforms that increase efficiency, reduce waste, and improve transparency and accountability.”

Source:  DLIR News Release

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