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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’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
Applications for Disaster Unemployment Assistance Due July 23, 2018
Tuesday, July 3, 2018
Individuals who qualify for Disaster Unemployment Assistance (DUA) must submit their applications by July 23, 2018. What is Disaster Unemployment Assistance? The DUA program provides unemployment benefits to individuals
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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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