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DLIR Issues Updated Wage Rate & Apprentice Schedules
Tuesday, September 17, 2019
The Hawaii Department of Labor and Industrial Relations Research & Statistics Office issued Wage Rate Schedule Bulletin No. 496 and Apprentice Schedule Bulletin No. 496, both effective September 16. These schedules
HIOSH Warnings – Elevator Fines and Hazard Highlight
Tuesday, September 10, 2019
Hawaii Occupational Safety & Health (“HIOSH”) has some warnings for companies who have elevators or who do trenching and excavation work. Elevator Fines up to $10,000 HIOSH issued a Notification indicating
NLRB Proposes Amendments to Election Rules
Tuesday, August 27, 2019
On August 12, 2019, the National Labor Relations Board (“NLRB” or “Board”) published a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (“NPRM”) putting forth three amendments to the representation election
Updates to OSHA Provisions Effective July 15
Tuesday, July 16, 2019
Effective July 15, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (“OSHA”) revised 14 provisions in the recordkeeping, general industry, maritime, and construction standards as part of Phase IV of the
Save Lives! Join the 2019 National Trench Safety Stand-Down
Tuesday, June 4, 2019
An unprotected trench is an early grave. OSHA has made reducing trenching and excavation hazards the Agency’s Priority Goal because trench collapses, or cave-ins, pose the greatest risk to workers’ lives. The
2019 National Safety Stand-Down Week and OSHA 300A Reminder
Tuesday, May 7, 2019
National Safety Stand-Down The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (“OSHA”) and Hawaii Occupational Safety and Health (“HIOSH”) encourage your company to join the National Safety Stand-Down
Updated Chapter 104 Wage Rate & Apprentice Schedules Released
Tuesday, February 26, 2019
On February 18, the Hawaii Department of Labor and Industrial Relations Research & Statistics Office issued Wage Rate Schedule Bulletin No. 494 and Apprentice Schedule Bulletin No. 494. These schedules determine the
Alert! Companies with 10 or More Employees Need Written Safety Plan ASAP
Tuesday, August 21, 2018
Governor Ige recently approved new administrative rules for the State of Hawaii Department of Occupational Safety and Health (“HIOSH”). Beginning August 18, 2018, one component of the new rules requires
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