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Leisure & Hospitality Adds 5,100 Jobs Over the Year HONOLULU—The Hawaii State Department of Labor & Industrial Relations announced today that the seasonally adjusted unemployment rate for November was 4.4 percent, unchanged from October. Statewide, there were 622,450 employed and 29,000 unemployed in November, for a total seasonally adjusted labor force of 651,400. Nationally, the ...
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Proposed Penalties Total $155,375 HONOLULU—The Hawaii State Department of Labor and Industrial Relations’ (DLIR) Hawaii Occupational Safety and Health Division today announced that it issued citations to Hale Mahaolu for exposing workers and the public to asbestos. The health violations were related to work with asbestos-containing material (ACM) in the Lahaina Surf Complex between January ...
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Improved Rates Projected to Save Employers $300 per Employee  HONOLULU — The Hawaii State Department of Labor and Industrial Relations (DLIR) today announced that Unemployment Insurance tax rates for 2014 will be reduced 35 percent on average, resulting in employers paying $130 million less in taxes, or $300 less per employee on average for 2014. ...
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HONOLULU — The Hawaii State Department of Labor and Industrial Relations (DLIR) is reminding small businesses that the delay in federally required online enrollment under the Affordable Care Act does not pertain to Hawaii and does not change employer obligations under the Hawaii Prepaid Health Care Act. To read the full release click here.

Registrations are now being accepted for PEOs pursuant to Act 174.  Pertinent materials can be downloaded from the following links: PEO Info Notice PEO Application (Rev. 4-14-14) PEO Bond Form PEO Client List Form For more information on the current registration requirements and how to register, or on any registration requirement changes that resulted from the amendments ...
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Leisure & Hospitality, Construction Sectors Lead Job Growth HONOLULU — The Hawaii State Department of Labor & Industrial Relations today announced that the seasonally adjusted unemployment rate for October was 4.4 percent, up from 4.3 percent in September. Statewide, there were 619,600 employed and 28,700 unemployed in October, for a total seasonally adjusted labor force ...
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