Each year, the Hawaii Employers Council provides its members with updates on labor and employment law bills that are being addressed by the legislature. One of those documents, the Legislative Digest, is actually currently available to the general public, and can be accessed here: HEC Legislative Updates.
Some bills that are still alive as of the Second Lateral deadline address (1) the minimum wage, (2) payment of wages via direct deposit and pay cards, and (3) workers’ compensation drugs, fee schedule and settlements.
For the 2014 Legislative Session, the Legislative Digest is available for the following key deadlines:
- Bills Introduced (available)
- First Lateral (available)
- First Crossover (available)
- Second Lateral (available)
- Second Crossover (available)
- Sine Die (pending)
- Veto Deadline (pending)
As more deadlines pass, I will update this blog entry to indicate when the most recent Legislative Digest is available.
Other updates, such as articles providing a detailed explanation of several of the significant measures and talking points on certain bills, however, are available only to HEC members.