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DLIR to Pay Employers up to $100,000 for New Employees
Tuesday, March 31, 2020
The Department of Labor and Industrial Relations (“DLIR”) announced a new program, Reducing Unemployment Disruption & Driving Economic Regeneration (“RUDDER”). RUDDER seeks to encourage the
Prevailing Wage Rate Schedules & Free Workshop
Tuesday, February 25, 2020
The Hawaii Department of Labor and Industrial Relations (“DLIR”) just issued updated wage rate and apprentice schedule bulletins, and will also be hosting a free workshop on Wages and Hours of Employees on Public
2020 UI Tax Rate Schedule and Weekly Benefit Amount Published
Tuesday, January 14, 2020
The Hawaii Department of Labor and Industrial Relations (“DLIR”) recently published the 2020 unemployment insurance tax rate schedule and weekly benefit amount. Contribution Rate Schedule C of the rate table
DLIR Announces Correction to Wage Rate Schedule
Tuesday, January 7, 2020
On December 23, 2019, the Department of Labor and Industrial Relations (“DLIR”) announced a correction to the Wage Rate Schedule Bulletin No. 496, effective September 16, 2019. A correction was made to the
DLIR Publishes 2020 Maximum Weekly Wage Base and Benefit Amount for TDI and WC
Tuesday, December 31, 2019
The Disability Compensation Division of Hawaii’s Department of Labor and Industrial Relations (“DLIR”) posted the Maximum Weekly Wage Base and Maximum Weekly Benefit Amount for Temporary Disability
Are You Ready For 2020?
Tuesday, December 10, 2019
2020 is just around the corner. Are you ready? Here are some of the changes taking effect next year that may be of interest to Hawaii employers: January 1, 2020 The final overtime rule raises the salary threshold to
Free DLIR Workshop and Corrected Apprentice Schedule
Tuesday, October 29, 2019
The Hawaii Department of Labor and Industrial Relations (“DLIR”) announced a free wage and hour workshop and also issued a corrected Apprentice Schedule Bulletin for Chapter 104 contractors. Free DLIR Wage and
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
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