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Happy Holidays from the Hawaii Employers Council
Thursday, December 26, 2013
The staff and management of the Hawaii Employers Council extend their best wishes for a happy holiday season and prosperous 2014! Our offices will close at 12:00 p.m. on December 24 and reopen on December 26. We will
2014 Unemployment Insurance Tax Rates reduced 35% on Average
Thursday, December 26, 2013
Good news for employers! In a press conference held on Thursday, December 19, 2013, Governor Neil Abercrombie and the Department of Labor and Industrial Relations ("DLIR") announced that Hawaii employers will see a
Small Businesses have choice between Transitional Plans and ACA in 2014
Thursday, December 26, 2013
On December 12, state legislators received an informational briefing on latest developments in the implementation of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. Insurance Commissioner Gordon Ito reported that after
DLIR makes 2014 HC-5 Form Available
Thursday, December 26, 2013
Companies with employees who waived medical coverage in 2013 will need to follow up with these employees to determine if they intend to waive coverage in 2014. Where employees intend to waive coverage in the New Year, they
OFCCP hosting Webinar Series on New Regulations
Thursday, December 26, 2013
The Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs has announced plans for a series of educational webinars to assist federal contractors and subcontractors in meeting requirements established under the new VEVRAA and
Ceridian offers 10 Tips for Nipping Year-End Stress in the Bud
Monday, December 16, 2013
For many American workers, year-end stress is just the icing on the cake of an already stress-filled year. According to the World Health Organization, stress is estimated to cost American businesses up to $300 billion per
No First Amendment Violation for Transfer of Police Officer who raised Work Safety Concerns
Monday, December 16, 2013
A police officer's transfer was not retaliatory for his reports about safety concerns, according to a recent Ninth Circuit decision reversing a district court decision affirming a jury verdict in the plaintiff's favor.
DLIR provides insight into Prepaid Health Compliance in the Age of ACA
Monday, December 16, 2013
The Hawaii Department of Labor and Industrial Relations recently offered guidance for small businesses with questions on their health insurance compliance obligations. According to the DLIR, the announcement by the federal
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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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