COVID-19 & the Hawaii’s Low Earnings Report

By May 20, 2020COVID-19

Hawaii added a new question to the “Low Earnings Report” that allows employers to identify associates who did not accept work offers. Beginning May 19, 2020, employers can submit the “Low Earnings Report” if the associate filed for benefits and they can include any applicable information about the associate’s work refusal. Employers can prevent overpayments and ensure their benefits under the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) by reporting job refusals to the state as soon as possible.

To complete a report, employers should log into their HUIClaims account at and follow the below steps:

  • Select the File Weekly Report of Low Earnings.
  • In the FILE NEW LER screen, enter the week ending date and click on New.
  • Enter the full names, Social Security Number, hours worked, and earnings of the employee(s).
  • Tab to the Accepted All Work field, where a pop-up message box will appear.
  • In the message box, answer the did the employee accept ALL work offered? by indicating yes or no.
  • If no, enter the dates and reason given in the text box provided.
  • If you received funds from the Paycheck Protection Program, answer the question was the employee covered under the Paycheck Protection Program? by indicating yes or no.
  • Click on the Save button.
  • Complete the Separation Information For box and save.
  • Click Finalize and Submit.


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Mike Parker

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Mike has 30 years of experience in unemployment cost control management, and has been with Thomas & Company for 25 years. He is the primary contact with state agencies building strong relationships, lobbying for opportunities that increase quality of service and efficiencies, and insuring compliance with state specific requirements. He works with the client service team, answering technical questions related to the unemployment insurance programs administered by the individual states and oversees the processes associated with wage audits and fraudulent claim inquiries. Mike is a member of the SIDES Operations Committee and currently sits on four Operations Committee subcommittees.

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