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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
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
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
Hawaii Company to Pay $239,380 After DOL Finds Wage Rate Violations
Tuesday, October 22, 2019
The U.S. Department of Labor Wage and Hour Division (“WHD”) announced that Hawaii maritime repair company Pacific Shipyards International LLC must pay $239,380 to 47 employees after a WHD investigation found it
Minimum Wage Increases Coming for Federal Contractors
Tuesday, October 8, 2019
Beginning January 1, 2020, the minimum wage rate for workers performing work on or in connection with covered federal contracts will rise from $10.60 to $10.80 per hour. Covered tipped employees performing work on or in
DLIR Issues Updated Wage Rate & Apprentice Schedules
Tuesday, September 17, 2019
The Hawaii Department of Labor and Industrial Relations Research & Statistics Office issued Wage Rate Schedule Bulletin No. 496 and Apprentice Schedule Bulletin No. 496, both effective September 16. These schedules
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
New FLSA Opinion Letters – Calculating Overtime & Hours Worked & Highly Compensated Paralegals
Tuesday, July 9, 2019
The U.S. Department of Labor's Wage and Hour Division (“WHD”) released three new opinion letters, addressing compliance issues under the Fair Labor Standards Act (“FLSA”). One relates to the
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Families First Coronavirus Response Act Updated Resources

HEC has updated its Families First Coronavirus Response Act resources to reflect the revisions to the regulations, effective Sept. 16.

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