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UI Tax Reports: Mandatory Online Filing Begins January 1, 2020
Tuesday, December 3, 2019
If you haven’t transitioned to online filing of your quarterly unemployment insurance tax reports, now is the time to do so. Beginning January 1, 2020, Hawaii employers will be required to file quarterly unemployment
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’S 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
HEC Releases 2019 Legislative Forecast Via On-Demand Webinar
Tuesday, January 22, 2019
The 2019 legislative session recently convened on January 16 and lawmakers have until January 24 to file any bills they want to have considered this year. To assist our members in preparing for session, we have released a
Hawaii’s Furloughed Federal Workers May Apply For Unemployment Benefits
Tuesday, January 22, 2019
The government shutdown has reached the one-month mark, and many people are feeling its effects. One silver lining is that many individuals and organizations are stepping up and stepping in to help affected federal workers
DLIR: Unemployment Insurance Tax Rate Schedule and Weekly Benefit Amount
Tuesday, January 22, 2019
The Hawaii Department of Labor and Industrial Relations (“DLIR”) published the 2019 unemployment insurance tax rate schedule and weekly benefit amount. Contribution Rate Schedule C of the rate table continues
State Unemployment Rate Holding Steady at 2.1%
Tuesday, August 21, 2018
On August 16, 2018, the Hawaii State Department of Labor and Industrial Relations announced that the seasonally adjusted unemployment rate for July 2018 was 2.1%, the same as it was a month earlier. Nationally, the
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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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