As the COVID-19 vaccine becomes more widely available, employers evaluate their role in supporting widespread immunization and keeping employees, customers and communities safe. Read more.
Unemployment recipients to get $300 per week extra
State Labor Department officials said that people who receive unemployment benefits will get additional payments soon for up to 11 weeks as part of the $900 billion federal stimulus package approved by Congress. Read more.
Will Oahu remain in Tier 2 despite rise in cases?
150 new cases in Hawaii today. Under the city’s reopening strategy, Oahu is poised to “snap back” to Tier 1 ― with the toughest restrictions on businesses and activities ― if cases continue to stay high. Honolulu Mayor Blangiardi remains hopeful that Oahu can remain in Tier 2. Read more.
Survey says rent relief is a pressing issue for 2021
The latest Hawaii Commercial Rent Survey released Thursday found that half of tenants didn’t pay their rent in full between April and December. The 2021 outlook will worsen without some form of rent relief, according to the study. Read more about this issue facing tenants and landlords.
Paycheck Protection Program opens for applications
Mahalo to Chamber member simplictyHR by ALTRES for these highlights of The COVID Relief Package. The $900 billion Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2021 was signed into law on December 27, 2020 and for some, it will provide much needed relief from the financial effects of the pandemic.