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COVID-19 Labor FAQs

Posted on Mar 31, 2020 in Main

COVID-19 Labor FAQs The below are Labor FAQs related to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.  As the COVID-19 pandemic is an evolving situation, these FAQs are subject to change with new information. Unemployment Insurance Unemployment Benefits FAQs Temporary Disability Insurance Temporary Disability FAQs Workers’ Compensation Workers’ Compensation FAQs Prepaid Health Care Prepaid Healthcare FAQs  

Note: UI benefits for self-employed persons, bona fide independent contractors, and others who are disqualified from receiving UI for COVID-19-related reasons may be covered through the Pandemic Unemployment Assistance (PUA) program under the CARES Act.  Please file your claim at this site. Overview The Families First Coronavirus Response Act (Families First) and the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, ...
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Gov. Ige and DLIR Director Scott Murakami announced the launching of the Reducing Unemployment Disruption & Driving Economic Regeneration (RUDDER) program. RUDDER is the DLIR’s economic regeneration initiative that provides State Employment & Training Funds that immediately infuses money into the economy and serve as the foundational strategy for aligning federal workforce programs, such as ...
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RUDDER

Posted on Mar 28, 2020 in Main

REDUCING UNEMPLOYMENT DISRUPTION & DRIVING ECONOMIC REGENERATION (RUDDER) RUDDER is the DLIR’s economic regeneration initiative that provides State Employment & Training Funds that immediately infuses money into the economy and serve as the foundational strategy for aligning federal workforce programs, such as the Disaster Recovery grants, in a unified effort to efficiently train and transfer ...
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COVID-19 Unemployment Law Changes

Posted on Mar 25, 2020 in News

The Department of Labor and Industrial Relations (DLIR) today summarized changes to date to the unemployment insurance law due to COVID-19. The changes include the following: • Waived the one-week waiting period • Suspended the requirement to search for three jobs weekly

DEPARTMENT OF LABOR AND INDUSTRIAL RELATIONS  DAVID Y. IGE GOVERNOR SCOTT T. MURAKAMI DIRECTOR FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE March 23, 2020 STATE SETS UP CALL CENTER TO PROVIDE ASSISTANCE FOR UNEMPLOYMENT CLAIMANTS HONOLULU — The Department of Labor and Industrial Relations (DLIR) announced the availability of two phone numbers to help process unemployment claims while working ...
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DEPARTMENT OF LABOR AND INDUSTRIAL RELATIONS  DAVID Y. IGE GOVERNOR SCOTT T. MURAKAMI DIRECTOR   FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE March 17, 2020 STATE ANNOUNCES SCHEDULING OF APPOINTMENTS FOR UNEMPLOYMENT CLAIMS The Appointments Will be Held During Normal Business Hours HONOLULU — The Hawai‘i State Department of Labor & Industrial Relations (DLIR) today announced a shift in ...
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DEPARTMENT OF LABOR AND INDUSTRIAL RELATIONS  DAVID Y. IGE GOVERNOR SCOTT T. MURAKAMI DIRECTOR FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE March 16, 2020 STATE STRONGLY SUGGESTS FILING FOR UNEMPLOYMENT BENEFITS ONLINE HONOLULU — The Hawai‘i State Department of Labor & Industrial Relations (DLIR) today released information on filing claims for unemployment benefits online. Information is available at http://labor.hawaii.gov/ui/information-about-filing-online/. ...
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DEPARTMENT OF LABOR AND INDUSTRIAL RELATIONS  DAVID Y. IGE GOVERNOR SCOTT T. MURAKAMI DIRECTOR   FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE March 13, 2020 HAWAI‘I’S UNEMPLOYMENT RATE AT 2.7 PERCENT IN JANUARY Jobs Increase by 1,500 Over-the-Year HONOLULU — The Hawai‘i State Department of Labor & Industrial Relations (DLIR) today announced that the seasonally adjusted unemployment rate for ...
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DEPARTMENT OF LABOR AND INDUSTRIAL RELATIONS  DAVID Y. IGE GOVERNOR SCOTT T. MURAKAMI DIRECTOR   FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE March 13, 2020   STATE RELEASES CLASSIFICATION INFORMATION FOR WORKER EXPOSURE TO COVID-19   HONOLULU — The Hawai‘i State Department of Labor & Industrial Relations (DLIR) today released information on “Classifying Worker Exposure to COVID-19”. The classification ...
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