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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
Free Wage & Hour Compliance Workshop By DLIR
Tuesday, March 26, 2019
The Department of Labor and Industrial Relations (“DLIR”) Wage Standards Division is putting on a FREE workshop on topics such as: Penalty Avoidance Minimum Wage Overtime Payment of Wages Frequency of
DLIRíS New Unemployment Insurance Portal to Become Mandatory for All Hawaii Employers
Tuesday, March 19, 2019
On March 11, representatives from the Unemployment Insurance (“UI”) division of the Hawaii State Department of Labor and Industrial Relations (“DLIR”) gave a 90 minute presentation explaining the
Despite Contract Language, Hawaii Appeals Court Finds Employee Relationship
Tuesday, March 12, 2019
In a published decision, the Hawaii Intermediate Court of Appeals (“ICA”) upheld a Department of Labor and Industrial Relations (“DLIR”) Employment Security Appeals Office ruling, which found an
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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