Hawaii is considered to be a pro-employee state. Hawaii has a ban the box law, which means that an employer may not inquire about arrests not resulting in conviction and may not inquire about convictions on employment applications. The state also bans the use of lie detector tests for applicants. In addition to these examples, there are many other state laws that an employer in Hawaii must follow.
This page is a round-up of the state and municipal laws in Hawaii.
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To help employers comply with the laws on fringe benefits in Hawaii, XpertHR has added a new Taxation of Employee Compensation: Hawaii section to the Employment Law Manual.
In-depth review of the spectrum of Hawaii employment law requirements HR must follow with respect to taxation of employee compensation.
In Flores v. City of San Gabriel, the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals held that payments of cash in lieu of benefits must be included in the regular rate when calculating how much overtime employees are owed under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA).
Updated to reflect the forthcoming requirement for the state to adopt federal OSHA's final rule requiring employers to electronically report injury and illness data.
In Corbin v. Time Warner, the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals held that a neutral rounding policy will not violate the FLSA even if every employee does not always gain or break even over every pay period.
Updated to reflect an increase in Hawaii's minimum wage, effective January 1, 2016.
Updated policy and guidance to reflect the prohibition of electronic smoking devices in the workplace, effective January 1, 2016.
A roundup of the comprehensive state coverage XpertHR offers to help Hawaii employers ensure they are compliant with state HR and employment laws.