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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
Annual Inflation Adjustments for 2020
Tuesday, November 12, 2019
Various annual inflation adjustments have been announced for 2020. Rev. Proc. 2019-44 provides annual inflation adjustments for more than 60 tax provisions for 2020, including those related to transportation fringe
Determining the Value of Employees’ Personal Use of Company Vehicles
Tuesday, September 10, 2019
The IRS has issued a proposed rule regarding the valuation of employees’ personal use of company vehicles. If an employer provides an employee with a vehicle that is available to the employee for personal use, the
Redesigned Tax Withholding Estimator Makes Paycheck Checkups Easier
Tuesday, August 13, 2019
The Internal Revenue Service (“IRS”) encourages all employees to do a “paycheck checkup” by checking their tax withholding to make sure they are paying the right amount of tax as they earn it
Hawaii Conforms to IRC Except for Increase in UBTI
Tuesday, July 2, 2019
On June 7, Governor Ige signed into law Act 69, which updated the Internal Revenue Code (“IRC”) conformity date to December 31, 2018, for tax years beginning after that date. This means that Hawaii income tax
Did You Know the IRS Has a YouTube Channel?
Tuesday, April 9, 2019
The Internal Revenue Service (“IRS”) has an official YouTube channel, featuring IRS-produced videos. These short videos are on various tax topics, including: Paid Family and Medical Leave Employer Credit How to
Are You On Top of All the Tax Reform Changes?
Tuesday, April 2, 2019
The Internal Revenue Service (“IRS”) recently issued FS-2019-3, a Fact Sheet highlighting tax reform changes from the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (“TCJA”) of which businesses should be aware. Most of the
April 1 Marks IRS Deadlines
Tuesday, March 5, 2019
April 1, 2019 is the deadline to electronically file with the Internal Revenue Service (“IRS”) Forms 1094-B, 1095-B, 1094-C, 1095-C, and 8027. February 28 was the deadline to file paper forms. Employers who
Feature of the Month:

Medical Marijuana and the Workplace

Laws regarding medical marijuana and the workplace have been under constant development over the past few years, with recent developments occurring in just the past few weeks. Now more than ever, Hawaii employers may be confused about how to apply their drug-free workplace policies to applicants or employees who fail a drug test due to medical marijuana usage.

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