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Committees Pass Measure to Amend Weekly Wage Calculation

By Tonika Reed (Reporter)

Tuesday, February 18, 2020 | 296 | 0 | 44 min read

A pair of Hawaii legislative committees last week passed a bill that would change the method for calculating average weekly wages by removing a provision requiring consideration only of earnings at the time of the injury. The Senate Judiciary Committee voted 5-0 to pass Senate Bill 2641, by Sen. Stanley Chang, D-Hawaii Kai, on Feb. 11. The Senate Labor, Culture and Arts Committee voted 3-0 to pass it the same day. Chang amended the bill before the committee vote to add language declaring the measure will “not affect rights and duties that matured, penalties that were incurred, and ...

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