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Businesses Bracing For Impact: Hawaii’s Unemployment Insurance Rate Increase

Businesses Bracing for Impact: Hawaii’s Unemployment Insurance Rate Increase

ALTRES Inc. CEO, Barron Guss provides a behind the scenes understanding of Hawaii’s Unemployment Trust Fund crisis for Hawaii Businesses and what's in store for the road ahead. 0:00 - "UI Background - How we got here" 8:36 - "Unpacking the Legislative Solutions" 17:56 - "UTF Solutions - The Elephant in the Room" Update - UI Relief Bill sent to Governor (2/24/21) On Wednesday, the legislature held a press conference regarding House Bill 1278 HD1 which won final passage on Monday and was sent to the Governor’s desk for signing this afternoon. HB 1278 HD1 seeks to expedite the State’s economic recovery by temporarily reducing the employer’s unemployment contribution rates to Schedule “D” for 2021 and 2022. To watch the press conference, click below.  The pandemic has had far-reaching effects on all aspects of everyday life and Hawaii businesses are no exception and have experienced more than their fair…

New Expansions To Hawaii’s Family Leave Law

New Expansions to Hawaii’s Family Leave Law

A new law from the 2020 legislative session expands the Hawaii Family Leave Law (HFLL) to include care for employee’s grandchildren and provides long-awaited clarification on sibling eligibility.
Sit, Stay, Work: Service Animals In The Workplace

Sit, Stay, Work: Service Animals in the Workplace

An ever-increasing attention on service animals is resulting in a great deal of confusion, among employers and employees alike. Here's what the law actually says about service animals in the workplace.
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