Negligent Hiring: Hawaii
Federal law and guidance on this subject should be reviewed together with this section.
Author: Anna Elento-Sneed, Alston Hunt Floyd & Ing
- Hawaii recognizes negligent hiring claims against employers. See Negligent Hiring Claims in Hawaii.
- In order to minimize liability, prospective employers should verify a prospective employee's fitness for duty by obtaining references from former employers, conducting background checks and/or credit checks. See Verification of Prospective Employee's Fitness for Duty.
- When verifying a prospective employee's fitness, employers must comply with both federal and state laws. See Verification of Prospective Employee's Fitness for Duty.