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Hours Worked: Hawaii

Hours Worked requirements for other states

Federal law and guidance on this subject should be reviewed together with this section.

Author: Anna Elento-Sneed, Alston Hunt Floyd & Ing


  • Hawaii's wage and hour law is similar to the federal Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), but the state law applies to all employers regardless of size. The Hawaii Department of Labor and Industrial Relations (DLIR) will follow federal wage and hour laws unless there are specific state statutes or regulations to the contrary.
  • Hawaii follows the FLSA in determining hours worked. See Hours Worked.
  • Some minors are entitled to meal or rest breaks. See Break Periods.
  • Hawaii restricts split shifts. See Hours of Work.