Does This Law Apply to My Organization in Hawaii?

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Author: XpertHR Editorial Team

Below are some of the most significant employment-related Hawaii laws applying to private employers and who must comply with each law. Be aware that there are other laws an employer might need to follow that are not listed here.


Law* Covered Employers**
Child Labor Law All employers
Dislocated Workers Act Employers with 50 or more employees
Hawaii Employment Relations Act (HERA) Employers of employees not covered by the Railway Labor Act or the National Labor Relations Act
Hawaii Employment Security Law All employers
Hawaii Fair Employment Practices Act All employers
Hawaii Family Leave Law (HFLL) Employers with 100 or more employees
Hawaii Marriage Equality Act All employers
Hawaii occupational health and safety law Employers in certain enumerated industries, including construction, transportation, agriculture, warehousing and manufacturing, etc.
Hawaii Prepaid Health Care Act All employers
Hawaii Temporary Disability Insurance Law All employers
Military leave law All employers
Minimum wage law All employers
Overtime law All employers
Pregnancy leave law All employers
Substance abuse testing law Employers not subject to federal substance abuse laws
Uniform Controlled Substances Act All employers
Uniform Trade Secrets Act All employers
Victims leave law All employers
Whistleblower Protection Act All employers
Workers' compensation law All employers

*Laws link to primary coverage on XpertHR.com; the law may be addressed in other places on XpertHR.com as well.

**Where "All employers" is listed, there may still be limited exceptions, such as agricultural employers or employers that employ only family members.