Other Leaves: Hawaii
Federal law and guidance on this subject should be reviewed together with this section.
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- Hawaii state law provides various leaves in addition to those leaves granted by federal law. See Hawaii - Leaves of Absence.
- Hawaii has several state-mandated leaves. See Hawaii Family Leave Law (HFLL); Leave for Pregnancy, Childbirth and Related Medical Conditions; Organ, Bone Marrow and Stem Cell Donation Leave; Victims Leave; Jury Duty Leave; Voting Leave; Military Leave.
- Employees with disabilities, and employees suffering from work-related illnesses and injuries may also receive leaves of absence commensurate to those provided to employees on family leave or leave due to pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions. See Leave for Employees With Disabilities; Workers' Compensation; Common Considerations Regarding Leaves and Paid Time Off.
- Pregnant employees may be eligible for three different types of leave, the terms and conditions of which are different for each leave. See Special Issues to Consider for Specific Types of Leave.
- Unionized employers with 100 or more employees may not take adverse actions against employees who use sick leave. See Special Issues to Consider for Specific Types of Leave.
- Leave periods for employees who are in vocational rehabilitation programs as a result of a work-related injuries or illnesses are controlled by independent vocational rehabilitation counselors. See Special Issues to Consider for Specific Types of Leave.
- Employers may not require employees to substitute paid leaves for periods covered by Hawaii's Family Leave Law. See Substitution of Paid Leaves.
- State law requires continuation of medical benefits for longer periods of time than provided in the FMLA, in cases involving employees with pregnancy disabilities or serious health conditions. See Common Considerations Regarding Leaves and Paid Time Off.
- In Hawaii, civil union partners and reciprocal beneficiaries receive leave benefits similar to married persons. See Civil Union Partners and Reciprocal Beneficiaries.