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Updates from Schatz (April 1-7)

MEDIA RELEASE SCHATZ APPLAUDS PRESIDENT’S EQUAL PAY ACTIONS U.S. Sen. Brian Schatz supported the announcement that President Obama will be taking two new executive actions to help combat pay discrimination and strengthen enforcement of equal pay laws. The executive actions apply the standards of the Paycheck Fairness Act, which Schatz is a co-sponsor of and […]

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Solis on the extension of Unemployment Insurance benefits

Solis on the extension of Unemployment Insurance benefits

MEDIA RELEASE Secretary of Labor Hilda L. Solis has issued the following statement regarding the extension of Unemployment Insurance benefits: “President Obama has said that Americans don’t expect Washington to solve their problems, but they rightfully expect government to work for them — not against them. I agree. “Over the last week, our federal legislators […]

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Governor Linda Lingle today signed a new law that will lower unemployment insurance (UI) taxes paid by all employers.  Act 2 (HB2169 HD2) will save businesses an estimated $77 million in unemployment insurance tax payments over the next four years.

Governor Lingle signs bill to lower employer’s unemployment insurance taxes

Governor Linda Lingle today signed a new law that will lower unemployment insurance (UI) taxes paid by all employers. Act 2 (HB2169 HD2) will save businesses an estimated $77 million in unemployment insurance tax payments over the next four years.

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House passes Unemployment Insurance bill to help business with soaring rates

House passes Unemployment Insurance bill to help business with soaring rates

MEDIA RELEASE The state House of Representatives on Thursday, Feb. 18 passed on third reading a bill that would set new employer contribution rates for unemployment insurance. Unless legislation is passed, the rates will soar in the coming year due to the poor economy and high unemployment negatively impacting Hawaii’s businesses. “Because of the recession, […]

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Senators urge extension of COBRA, unemployment benefits

Senators urge extension of COBRA, unemployment benefits

MEDIA RELEASE A group of 31 senators has sent a letter to Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid and Senate Finance Chairman Max Baucus urging an extension of unemployment benefits and eligibility for the COBRA Premium Assistance Program through Dec. 31, 2010. The letter urged swift action on providing relief for unemployed Americans. “As our nation […]

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State launches Internet filing for weekly benefits

State launches Internet filing for weekly benefits

MEDIA RELASE The state Department of Labor and Industrial Relations (DLIR) has announced unemployment insurance claimants can now file for weekly benefits online. Online filing is a welcomed option for claimants who have been filing for their weekly benefits via the current telephone system or in person. “The Internet system is convenient, easy to use […]

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