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DEPARTMENT OF LABOR AND INDUSTRIAL RELATIONS DAVID Y. IGE GOVERNOR LEONARD HOSHIJO ACTING DIRECTOR FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE December 29, 2017 MINIMUM WAGE TO INCREASE TO $10.10 in 2018 New Penalties in Effect for 2018 HONOLULU — The Hawaii State Department of Labor & Industrial Relations (DLIR) today announced that per Act 82, Session Laws of ...
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 DEPARTMENT OF LABOR AND INDUSTRIAL RELATIONS  DAVID Y. IGE GOVERNOR LEONARD HOSHIJO ACTING DIRECTOR FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE December 21, 2017 HAWAII’S UNEMPLOYMENT RATE AT NEW RECORD 2.0 PERCENT IN NOVEMBER HONOLULU — The Hawaii State Department of Labor & Industrial Relations (DLIR) today announced that the seasonally adjusted unemployment rate for November was 2.0 percent, ...
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DEPARTMENT OF LABOR AND INDUSTRIAL RELATIONS  DAVID Y. IGE GOVERNOR LEONARD HOSHIJO ACTING DIRECTOR   FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE December 11, 2017 STATE RECOVERS BACK WAGES AND PENALTIES FOR EMPLOYEES $14,360 in Back Wages and New Penalties Collected HONOLULU — The Department of Labor and Industrial Relations (DLIR) today announced that it recovered $14,360.12 in back ...
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 DEPARTMENT OF LABOR AND INDUSTRIAL RELATIONS DAVID Y. IGE GOVERNOR LINDA CHU TAKAYAMA DIRECTOR FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE November 16, 2017 HAWAII’S UNEMPLOYMENT RATE AT 2.2 PERCENT IN OCTOBER Lowest Unemployment Rate on Record HONOLULU — The Hawaii State Department of Labor & Industrial Relations (DLIR) today announced that the seasonally adjusted unemployment rate for October was ...
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DEPARTMENT OF LABOR AND INDUSTRIAL RELATIONS DAVID Y. IGE GOVERNOR LINDA CHU TAKAYAMA DIRECTOR FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE October 19, 2017 HAWAII’S UNEMPLOYMENT RATE AT 2.5 PERCENT IN SEPTEMBER Jobs Increase by 8,100 Over the Year HONOLULU — The Hawaii State Department of Labor & Industrial Relations (DLIR) today announced that the seasonally adjusted unemployment rate ...
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DEPARTMENT OF LABOR AND INDUSTRIAL RELATIONS  DAVID Y. IGE GOVERNOR LINDA CHU TAKAYAMA DIRECTOR   FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE October 16, 2017 STATE AWARDED $2.25 MILLION FOR YOUTH DISABILITY WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT Hawaii Youth At Work! Program Expands to Year Around HONOLULU — The Department of Labor and Industrial Relations (DLIR) was awarded $2.25 million in federal ...
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DEPARTMENT OF LABOR AND INDUSTRIAL RELATIONS DAVID Y. IGE GOVERNOR LINDA CHU TAKAYAMA DIRECTOR   FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE October 5, 2017 STATE LAUNCHES NEW ONLINE WORKFORCE TAX CREDIT APPLICATION Tax Credits for Hiring Vets Can Be Just a Click Away HONOLULU – Business applying for tax credits for hiring veterans and others can now do ...
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DEPARTMENT OF LABOR AND INDUSTRIAL RELATIONS DAVID Y. IGE GOVERNOR LINDA CHU TAKAYAMA DIRECTOR   FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE September 6, 2017 STATE INCREASES ENFORCEMENT OF WAGE LAWS Family Leave Law Also Expands HONOLULU — The Hawaii State Department of Labor & Industrial Relations (DLIR) announced that Gov. David Ige signed into law two acts pertaining ...
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David Y. Ige Governor Linda Chu Takayama Director FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE August 17, 2017 HAWAII’S UNEMPLOYMENT RATE AT 2.7 PERCENT IN JULY Non-Agricultural Jobs up 8,100 Over the Year HONOLULU — The Hawaii State Department of Labor & Industrial Relations (DLIR) today announced that the seasonally adjusted unemployment rate for July was 2.7 percent, compared ...
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