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Increased Inspections Results in Early Return of General Industry HONOLULU—The Hawaii State Department of Labor and Industrial Relations (DLIR) and the federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) today announced that continued improvements in Hawaii’s workplace safety and health regulation will result in DLIR’s Hawaii Occupational Safety and Health Division (HIOSH) reassuming responsibility for regulating ...
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Employer Held Liable for Religious and Sexual Harassment HONOLULU — The Hawaii Civil Rights Commission (HCRC) issued a final decision and order holding the Research Institute for Hawaii USA (RIH), and its CEO Christopher Damon Haig, liable for religious and sexual harassment and discrimination against their former executive director Kay Lorraine Bate. HCRC Executive Director ...
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HCRC October 30, 2014 Public Training

Posted on Sep 2, 2014 in News

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HONOLULU — The Hawaii State Department of Labor and Industrial Relations (DLIR) today released its Occupational Employment and Wages in Hawaii 2013 publication, which provides comprehensive occupational wage data and a snapshot of the state’s record 662,150 workforce. It is the most frequently requested statistical information of the department. Primary consumers of the information include ...
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Civilian Labor Force at Record 662,150 HONOLULU — The Hawaii State Department of Labor & Industrial Relations (DLIR) today announced that the seasonally adjusted unemployment rate for July was at 4.4 percent for the fourth consecutive month. Statewide, 632,950 were employed and 29,250 unemployed in July for a total seasonally adjusted labor force of 662,150. ...
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Funds Target Critical Skill Shortages in Small Businesses HONOLULU — The Hawaii State Department of Labor and Industrial Relations (DLIR) today announced the award of six grants designed to strengthen local small businesses through training programs. The grants will be used as seed money to develop innovative education and training curricula in economic sectors identified ...
Read More State Awards 7,388 to Employer Groups for Workforce Development

4,800 Increase in Non-Farm Jobs Over the year HONOLULU — the Hawaii State Department of Labor & Industrial Relations today announced that the seasonally adjusted unemployment rate for June was 4.4 percent, the same as in May. Statewide, there were 632,450 employed and 29,150 unemployed in June, for a total seasonally adjusted labor force of ...
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Proposed Penalties for Seven Serious and Repeated Serious Violations Total $84,700 HONOLULU — The Hawaii State Department of Labor and Industrial Relations (DLIR) Hawaii Occupational Safety and Health Division (HIOSH) today announced that it issued seven citations to Titanium Services, Inc. The citations resulted from an investigation initiated on Jan. 16, 2014, when an employee ...
Read More State Cites Roofing Company for Lack of Fall Protection

Funding Will Support Partnerships in High-Demand Industries HONOLULU — The Hawaii State Department of Labor and Industrial Relations (DLIR) today announced the receipt of a Job-Driven National Emergency Grant (JD NEG) to help create or expand employer partnerships that provide opportunities for on-the-job training, registered apprenticeships or other occupational training resulting in an industry-recognized credential. ...
Read More State Awarded 7,420 for Job Training Laid-Off Workers

State Updates Elevator Code

Posted on Jun 26, 2014 in News

Code Modernization Enhances Public Safety HONOLULU — The Hawaii State Department of Labor & Industrial Relations (DLIR) today announced that the adoption of new elevator standards will be effective June 30, 2014. The adoption of the proposed administrative rules will bring the applicable code of elevator standards up to the 2010 American Society of Mechanical ...
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