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Recordkeeping for Employee Compensation Purposes: Hawaii

Recordkeeping 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. State recordkeeping requirements are generally similar to federal requirements with some exceptions. See Basic Recordkeeping Requirements.
  • There are additional recordkeeping concerns for new hires, tipped employees, commissioned salespersons and unionized employees. See Special Recordkeeping Requirements.