Category Archives: Unemployment (HRS 383)

HB 1278, HD1

SUBJECT:  UNEMPLOYMENT, Pandemic Rate Relief

BILL NUMBER:  HB 1278, HD1

INTRODUCED BY:  House Committees on Labor & Tourism and Finance

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY:  Amends the definitions of benefit year and week. Conforms the manner of filing claims for partial benefits to the same as for total or part-total benefits. Requires the director of labor and industrial relations to omit benefits charged for experience rating  for employers due to the event of COVID-19 in calendar years 2021 and 2022. For calendar years 2021 and 2022, sets the employer contribution rate at schedule D. Makes amendments to contribution  rate schedule and procedure for determination retroactive to 1/1/2021.

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SB 1159 SD-1

SUBJECT:  UNEMPLOYMENT, Tax Rate Schedule Relief

BILL NUMBER:  SB 1159 SD-1

INTRODUCED BY: Senate Committee on Labor, Culture, and the Arts

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY: Sets the rate of employer contributions to the State Unemployment Compensation Trust Fund for calendar years 2021, 2022, and 2023 at schedules D, F, and G, respectively, under the Hawaii employer security law. Allows the director of labor and industrial relations to modify the annual contribution rate computation method for all employers for calendar years 2021 and 2022, by omitting from the calculation, benefits charged against their accounts. Amends the definitions of benefit year and week. Conforms the manner of filing partial unemployment benefits claims to those of total and part total unemployment benefits claims. Effective date of amendments to the contribution rate schedule and computation method is retroactive to 1/1/2021.

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HB 1278

SUBJECT:  RELATING TO EMPLOYMENT SECURITY

BILL NUMBER:  HB 1278

INTRODUCED BY:  ONISHI

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY:  Amends the definitions of benefit year and week. Conforms the manner of filing claims for partial benefits to the same as for total or part-total benefits. Requires the director of labor and industrial relations to omit benefits charged for experience rating  for employers due to the event of COVID-19 in calendar years 2021 and 2022. For calendar years 2021 and 2022, sets the employer contribution rate schedule C and D respectively. Makes amendments to contribution  rate schedule and procedure for determination retroactive to 1/1/2021.

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SB 1159; HB 1005

SUBJECT:  UNEMPLOYMENT, Tax Rate Schedule Relief

BILL NUMBER:  SB 1159; HB 1005

INTRODUCED BY: SB by KOUCHI (Introduced by request of another party); HB by    SAIKI (Introduced by request of another party)

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY: Amends the definitions of benefit year and week. Conforms the manner of filing partial claims to the same as total or part-total. Allows the Director of Labor and Industrial relations to omit benefits charged for experience rating for employers due to the event of COVID-19 in calendar years 2021 and 2022. Sets, for calendar years 2021, 2022, and 2023, the employer contribution rate at schedule D, F, and G respectively.

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SB 682; HB 470

SUBJECT:  UNEMPLOYMENT, Tax Rate Schedule Relief

BILL NUMBER:  SB 682; HB 470

INTRODUCED BY: SB by TANIGUCHI by request; HB by ONISHI

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY: Amends the definitions of benefit year and week.  Conforms the manner of filing claims for partial benefits to the same as for total or part-total benefits.  Allows the director of labor and industrial relations to omit benefits charged for experience rating for employers due to the event of COVID-19 in calendar years 2021 and 2022.  For calendar years 2021, 2022, and 2023, sets the employer contribution rate at schedule C, D, and E, respectively.  Makes amendments to contribution rate schedule and procedure for determination retroactive to 1/1/2021.

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