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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…

Antibody Testing Cannot Be Required Under ADA

Antibody Testing Cannot be Required Under ADA

News today from the EEOC may put a wrinkle in reopening plans for some Hawaii businesses. Anyone planning to use antibody testing to ensure the safety of their workforce, should think again.
New PPP Loan Forgiveness Applications Released

New PPP Loan Forgiveness Applications Released

PPP Loan Forgiveness Applications and instructions to inform borrowers how to apply for forgiveness of Payroll Protection Plan (PPP) loans, consistent with the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act).
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