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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
Hawaii Construction Industry Wage Rates Set to Increase, Effective September 3, 2018
Tuesday, August 21, 2018
On September 3, 2018, wages and benefits for union Carpenters, Cement Finishers/Masons, Laborers and Operating Engineers in Hawaii will increase as indicated in the table below. Total Wage and Fringes Paid to
Free Workshop Offered Regarding Hawaii’s Prevailing Wage Law
Tuesday, July 10, 2018
The Wage Standards Division of Hawaii’s Department of Labor and Industrial Relations (DLIR) is offering a free workshop concerning the requirements of Chapter 104 of the Hawaii Revised Statutes, Wages and Hours of
The 2018 National Safety Stand-Down is Just Around the Corner
Tuesday, April 10, 2018
In an effort to reduce construction fall fatalities and injuries, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration will host the 2018 National Safety Stand-Down next month. To participate in the Stand-Down, construction
Feature of the Month:

Wage and Hour Update

There have been many significant changes going on at the U.S. Department of Labor. This article discusses two proposed rules for which employers must be prepared, which will (1) increase the salary level thresholds for determining an exempt employee and (2) change the regular rate of pay calculation for overtime.

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