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Health Insurance Waiver: Updated Form HC-5 for 2020 Is Now Available
Tuesday, September 17, 2019
Hawaii’s Department of Labor and Industrial Relations Disability Compensation Division recently published Form HC-5 Employee Notification to Employer for Calendar Year 2020, available here. Employers must ensure
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
Register Now for Mandatory Unemployment Insurance Web Application
Tuesday, August 20, 2019
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
DLIR Issues Addendum to Wage Rate Schedule
Tuesday, July 16, 2019
The Department of Labor and Industrial Relations (“DLIR”) issued Wage Rate Schedule Bulletin (“WRS”) No. 495 and Apprentice Schedule Bulletin No. 495, effective July 1, 2019. The bulletins are
DLIR and DOL Sign Agreement to Enforce Wage Laws
Tuesday, July 2, 2019
The Hawaii State Department of Labor and Industrial Relations (DLIR) recently signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the United States Department of Labor’s (U.S. DOL) Wage and Hour Division. Recognizing the
Issues to Consider When Hiring Summer Interns
Tuesday, May 14, 2019
Summer is inching closer – are you thinking about hiring summer interns? There are many benefits to a summer internship program. A summer internship is like a summer-long interview to determine whether the potential
Murakami and Hoshijo Confirmed to DLIR
Tuesday, April 23, 2019
On April 12, the Hawaii State Senate voted to confirm Scott T. Murakami as the Director of the Department of Labor and Industrial Relations (“DLIR”) and Leonard Hoshijo as the Deputy Director. Murakami is the
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