Claimants can file their initial claims including reactivating existing claims and file weekly and bi-weekly certifications.  To apply online, go to uiclaims.hawaii.gov. Discharge for misconduct connected with work; or. Employment with federal or other state governments. The CWB will now begin uploading final individual permit documents from late 2018 and later to the CWB website. In such cases, employers in other states will be requested to furnish wage and separation reports. Below are copies of the proposed new rules and rule amendments: If you have any issues opening the above PDF files, please try using a different browser. Search Administrative Rules. Unless otherwise specified, a “week” means a calendar week that starts on Sunday and ends on Saturday. Penalties relative to the Form UC-BP-35 are described in the section on “Penalties.”. Common uses. Service by a direct seller as defined in section 3508, Internal Revenue Code of 1986, as amended. Credit Certification Training/Retraining Service of one or more employees for less than 20 weeks in the current or preceding calendar year on a fishing vessel weighing 10 net tons or less.  (Weeks of work in the current and preceding years cannot be combined to meet the 20 weeks of employment.). Honolulu, HI 96813, Linda Y. Uesato, Administrator Effective immediately, paper Form UC-1 is not accepted.  To register for a Unemployment Insurance (UI) account number, go to http://uiclaims.hawaii.gov.  Employers are required to complete the online application before a UI account number will be issued. Note: Future hire dates are not accepted. CHAPTERS 11-53, 11-54, 11-55, AND 11-56 The Director of Health will accept requests for a contested case hearing no later than August 9, 2019, by the close of business at 4:30 p.m. To view the revised public hearing notice, the draft permit and rationale, the renewal application, and/or the original application please go to Public Notices and Updates. Service performed by an inmate or any person committed to a penal institution. QUARTERLY WAGE, CONTRIBUTION AND EMPLOYMENT AND TRAINING ASSESSMENT REPORT. Submit a request for redetermination in writing; Include a detailed explanation for the delinquency; Include all outstanding reports that were not filed, filed incorrectly, or returned for completion by the Unemployment Insurance Division but not resubmitted as required; and. You must wear a mask at all times while inside the building. Rooms, WORKER ADJUSTMENT AND RETRAINING NOTIFICATION ACT (WARN). Domestic service performed for a person who paid cash remuneration of less than $1,000 to all individuals employed in any calendar quarter in the current or preceding calendar year. Details structure of the Clean Water Branch (CWB). Records & Archives. AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT (ADA) REQUESTS FOR AUXILIARY AIDS/SERVICES. The employer can then log on to the web based application to provide information regarding the individual’s job separation. The American Job Centers (also called One-Stop Centers) are dedicated to providing free services to job seekers and employers, including job search assistance, personal career planning services, training opportunities, HireNet Hawaii support and a library resource center. 3.  Pay from the effective date of a closing, partial closing, or relocation to each employee all wages, benefits, and other forms of compensation due and owing to said employee. Employers of a covered establishment are required to do the following: 1.  Give written notice not less than 60 calendar days prior to the closing, partial closing, or relocation to each employee and to the Director of the State Department of Labor and Industrial Relations; 2.  Provide each affected employee who applies for, and is found eligible for, unemployment compensation benefits, a dislocated worker allowance for a total of four weeks; and. The DOH will hold a virtual public hearing so that interested parties may orally convey their comments or summary of written comments.  When the overpayment is established, the employer will be sent a “Notice of Credit.”. The State portion of extended benefit payments. Administrative Rules. Please view the proposed WQC1092 and a copy of the public notice by clicking here. You may also participate or listen by phone by calling 1-669-900‑9128. 4.  Employment and Training (E&T) Assessment. Services performed by an election official or election worker as defined in section 3309(b)(3)(F) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986, as amended. When preparing your comments, be sure to: Written comments will be accepted up until February 26, 2021, 4:30 pm Hawaii time. Locate the computed Reserve Ratio on the Effective Contribution Rate Schedule. Service by students who are enrolled and regularly attending classes at a school, college, or university, and by a student enrolled in a full-time program at a nonprofit or public educational institution, which combines academic instruction with work experience (school to work). Due to this, the public WPC viewer does not have the most current final individual permit documents. Insured workers who are unemployed may be eligible for unemployment insurance benefits.  A person who is receiving temporary disability insurance (TDI) benefits is not unemployed.  In order to receive such benefits, an unemployed person must: The total amount of benefits potentially payable to an eligible claimant during the claimant’s benefit year (the one-year period following the effective date of the claim) is 26 times the weekly benefit amount.  The claimant’s weekly benefit amount, which is computed by using the base period wages, equals 1/21 of the total wages paid in the claimant’s highest quarter of the base period.  However, no claimant can receive a higher weekly benefit amount than the State’s maximum weekly benefit amount (70% of the State’s average weekly wage on or before November 30) for the calendar year in which the claim is effective. Please register to participate or listen to this virtual public hearing: https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_XtdoRegdTkW7IBQmtnLwyQ. Explain your views as clearly as possible; Provide any technical information and/or data used to support your views; Explain how you arrived at your estimate for potential burdens, benefits, or costs; Provide specific examples to illustrate your views; and. 830 Punchbowl Street Room 325 The base period is the first four of the last five completed calendar quarters preceding the filing of a claim.  If the individual cannot qualify using the standard base period, an “alternate base period” using the last four completed calendar quarters preceding the filing of a claim can be used.  If the claimant has sufficient wages to establish a valid claim, a weekly benefit amount will be established for the claimant that will remain unchanged for the duration of the claimant’s benefit year.  To establish a successive benefit year, in addition to meeting the wage qualification requirements as stated above, the claimant must, after the beginning date of the prior claim, have worked in covered employment and been paid an amount equal to five times the weekly benefit amount of the new claim; and. Failure to apply for, or to accept, suitable work. DRIVER LICENSING OFFICES City & County of Honolulu Honolulu - Kapalama Hale, 925 Dillingham Boulevard, Suite 101A Phone 768-9100 Downtown, 1000 Fort Street Mall (renewals & duplicates, 8:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m.), Phone For more information or if you have special needs due to disability, please contact Mr. Darryl Lum of the CWB at the above e-mail address or at (808) 586‑4309 (voice), at least seven (7) business days before the scheduled hearing.  Alternatively, you can zoom into the map and locate the facility you are interested in. Library Development. Employers not subject under the law may obtain coverage voluntarily by filing a written application with the Employer Services Section (address on Page ii).  Such voluntary elections must be for at least two calendar years.  Upon written approval of such application, coverage begins the first day of the calendar quarter in which the application is approved.  Coverage may be terminated by a written notice filed at least 30 days prior to the end of the second or a subsequent calendar year. Please click on the links for the proposed NPDES General Permit and corresponding fact sheet. You must also download and submit applicable forms as required, and read the information in the benefit handbook. Log into your account at http://uiclaims.hawaii.gov and click on “Employer Reporting” to report quarterly wages and make payment. Please notify anyone you know who would be interested in this matter. Alien Employment Certification Processing, Job Seekers: Notification to the Department must be in writing and include the following: Name and address of employment site where business closing or mass layoff will occur Labor Market Information Name and phone number of company official to contact about layoff plans Public notices are provided to ensure that the public is informed about environmental health issues. Block the incoming number.  HAWAII PLANT CLOSING NOTIFICATION AND DISLOCATED WORKER ALLOWANCE. Number of covered workers in each month during the quarter. Â. Contributions paid to the State are placed in an unemployment trust fund for payment of unemployment insurance benefits.  E&T assessments are deposited in a special fund for the operation of the Workforce Development Division and job training programs. The Clean Water Branch is providing public notice of a proposed Blanket Section 401 Water Quality Certification (WQC1092) for the renewed 2020 United States Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) Nationwide Permits (NWPs). If you continue to experience any difficulties, please contact the Clean Water Branch at [email protected] for assistance. Within 60 days of the transfer for newly subject successor employers to get the rate of the predecessor or the predecessors if all predecessor employers have the same rate.  If the predecessor employers have different rates, the successor will receive the rate assigned to employers with a .0000 reserve ratio; By March 1 of the year following the transfer for successor employers already subject to the Hawaii Employment Security Law to get a rate for the new year based on the combined experience of both the successor’s and predecessor’s records; or. A reasonable monetary value should be determined and reported for any remuneration paid in any medium other than cash for services performed.  Minimum values for board and lodging have been established by administrative rule as follows: The taxable portion of an employee’s annual wages is limited to the “tax base” for that calendar year.  An individual employee’s wages in excess of the “tax base” are not taxable. C) Individual must be customarily engaged in an independent occupation, trade, profession, or business of the same nature as that involved in the contract of service. Unemployment experience must be transferred whenever there is substantially common ownership, management or control of two employing units, and one employing unit transfers its trade or business (including its workforce), or a portion thereof, to the other employing unit. Our new office is located in Pearl City on Waimano Home Road. Service by two family members who each own at least 50% of the shares of a family-owned corporation.  Employers, however, should consider the following before electing the exclusion:  (1) the employer must apply for the exclusion which is irrevocable for five (5) years; (2) employees are not eligible for unemployment insurance benefits if the business closes; (3) the employer remains liable for Federal Unemployment Taxes (FUTA – Federal Unemployment Tax Act) which may be higher because the employer would not be eligible for the 5.4% FUTA tax credit provided to covered employers.  The department will review and notify the employer of its findings in writing.  If approved, the effective date will be the first day of the calendar quarter in which the application is approved by the department.  Form UC-336, “Election by Family-Owned Corporation to be Excluded From Coverage Under Section 383-7(20), Hawaii Revised Statutes,” may be obtained from:Â. For each pay period in which individual performs services in both subject employment and non-subject work, the hours spent and wages earned in each, shown separately. The UI Division implemented a State Verification and Exchange System (SVES) in July of 2002.  SVES is a data exchange program with the Social Security Administration that verifies the validity of claimant social security numbers.  The SVES program assists with claimant identification and provides an additional method to detect fraudulently filed unemployment claims.  This program helps to detect fictitious employer and identity theft schemes.  Thus, it is imperative that employers also verify and transmit the employee’s correct social security number to our office. Office of the Governor State of Hawaii Seventeenth Proclamation Related to the COVID-19 Emergency Effective December 17, 2020 - February 14, 2021. Due to COVID-19, our building has the following requirements regarding visitors: As the situation regarding COVID-19 continues to evolve, the above procedures may change. Employment and Training (E&T) Assessment. If the separation report is not returned on time, a determination will be made based on available information. Beginning and ending dates of each pay period; and. Auxiliary aids and services are available upon request.  Call the respective office listed in the handbook or (808) 586-8847 (TTY) on Oahu, or 1-888-569-6859 (TTY) from the neighbor islands. State Library. A public notice was posted in the Maui News on September 23, 2020 and in the Star Advertiser, Garden Island, West Hawaii Today, and Hawaii Tribune Herald on September 24, 2020. The Unemployment Insurance Division is responsible for identifying and registering employers covered by the Employment Security Law, collecting contributions as required by law, and paying benefits promptly to eligible unemployed workers.  The objective of the Unemployment Insurance program is to provide temporary payments to workers who have lost their jobs through no fault of their own and meet all requirements of the law.  The benefit payments replace a portion of the unemployed person’s prior wages while seeking another job.  The benefits paid also serve to stabilize the local economy by maintaining purchasing power.  The program is a Federal-State venture administered through the State Department of Labor and Industrial Relations and financed by the Federal and State unemployment taxes on employers. The individual who accepts all work offered by the employer and whose gross earnings are less than the individual’s weekly benefit amount may be paid partial unemployment benefits equal to the difference between the individual’s weekly benefit amount and the individual’s gross earnings over $150.00. Employers will be contacted, generally by telephone, by a claims examiner regarding information provided on the Form UC-BP-35, “Request for Separation Information.”  In order to render proper determinations, it is important for the employer to provide timely information according to instructions issued by the UI office.  Federal guidelines impose strict requirements for state agencies to perform their work within certain time frames.  If information must be corroborated by an on-site supervisor rather than the human resources staff, the employer must ensure that the designated individual contact the claims examiner by the deadline provided by the claims examiner.  Failure to do so will result in a decision that is based on only the information that is available at that time. See the Final Individual Permits page for access to these documents. Service by enrollees in Job Corps and Neighborhood Youth Corps programs and Volunteers in Service to America under the Federal Economic Opportunity Act of 1964. The Hawaii Department of Health’s Clean Water Branch is proud to announce that we have launched a new water quality alert notification system with user-friendly features to keep the community updated about our beaches throughout our islands. Nationality – a national is a person who is subject to a nation, regardless of whether the person has full rights as a citizen; National (distribution), a type of product or publication that is distributed across an entire nation, e.g., a national magazine Places in the United States. The Hawaii Employment Security Law was enacted in 1937 and subsequent amendments to the law have been made to keep current with the changes in Hawaii’s social and economic structure and conditions.  Please keep this handbook for reference.  All non-confidential NPDES and Section 401 WQC documents, applications, correspondence, fact sheets, rationales, final permits/certifications, completed inspections, and enforcement actions can be viewed and downloaded through the WPC Viewer website. Administrative Rules Frequently Asked Questions. Loa’a Ka ‘Āina Ho’opulapula Aloha Kākou! Services performed by individuals who provide in-home and community based care services for persons with developmental disabilities and intellectual disabilities under the Medicaid Home and Community Based Services waiver program as authorized by the Social Security Act or when provided through state funded medical assistance to individuals ineligible for Medicaid. 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