State investigating possible illegal activity at Waikiki condo-hotel

The Hawaii Department of Labor and Industrial Relations is looking into the possible misclassification of construction workers as independent contractors at the Maile Sky Court hotel-condominium redevelopment project in Waikiki, the state said Monday.

Misclassification and doing work “off the books” avoids payments for workers’ compensation and prepaid health care, unemployment insurance, overtime and other requirements. Licenses to operate in Hawaii and tax payments are also required.


GameStop closes its Kailua Town Center store

GameStop Corp. (NYSE: GME) closed its store over the weekend at the Kailua Town Center in Windward Oahu, because its rent was too high, store officials confirmed to Pacific Business News.

The store, which was located between Windward Jewelers and the shuttered Bead It! store, is being consolidated with an existing GameStop at Windward Mall in Kaneohe. That store is located in the upper floor by Macy’s.

GameStop, based in Texas, has more than 10 stores on Oahu alone. It has more than 6,450 locations…

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