The Hawaii State Department of Labor & Industrial Relations (DLIR) released a revised version of the Hawaii Unemployment Insurance Law posting, which is required for most employers who hire one or more individuals and/or who do business in Hawaii. (See Coverage Exclusions here.)
What Changed on the Hawaii Unemployment Posting?
Hawaii’s Unemployment Insurance Law posting revisions reflect administrative streamlining, including a reduction in “person-to-person” operations.
- Effective October 1, 2014, Hawaii’s telephone claim filing will no longer be available.
- The online claim-filing system (HUI) requires users to have valid email addresses.
- Hawaii added a direct deposit requirement for unemployment insurance benefits. Eligible recipients must provide bank account information to receive payments.
- The DLIR closed its Kaneohe Unemployment Insurance and Workforce Development office, and that claims officer contact information was removed from the revised posting.
Fortunately fewer people will need to file new claims. Hawaii’s unemployment rate for September 2014 was 4.2 percent compared to the nationwide average of 5.9 percent.
Hawaii Unemployment Insurance Poster
The Hawaii Unemployment Insurance Law posting is available as part of the GovDocs Hawaii Poster Compliance Package with other postings required for employers in Hawaii.
- Unemployment Insurance Law
- Disability Compensation Law
- Wage & Hour Laws
- Occupational Safety & Health Laws
- Whistleblower Protection Law
- Laws Prohibiting Employment Discrimination
- Required Notice to Dislocated Workers/Plant Closings
- Smoking Prohibited by Law
- Breastfeeding in the Workplace
The Arizona Unemployment Insurance Office has revised its Notice to Employees: You Are Covered by Unemployment Insurance posting. The GovDocs Research Department has confirmed that the revision is mandatory for Arizona employers.
What Changed on Arizona’s Unemployment Insurance Posting?
In addition to light verbiage and formatting changes, critical revisions include:
- Added website link for employees to download Unemployment Insurance pamphlet.
- Directing claimants to website instead of phone number.
- Directing claimants to register for work with the Arizona Job Connection.
- Removed the Office’s postal address.
- Updated federal compliance section to reflect changes to applicable Federal statutes.
- Added non-English language assistance options.
Employers with locations in Arizona are required to post the Arizona Unemployment Notice. A Spanish version is also available and strongly recommended.
The revised Unemployment Insurance posting is included on the GovDocs Arizona State-on-One and Combined posters.
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