Child Labor: Hawaii
Federal law and guidance on this subject should be reviewed together with this section.
Author: Anna Elento-Sneed, Alston Hunt Floyd & Ing
- Hawaii has extensive restrictions governing the employment of minors under the age of 18.
- Hawaii law limits the types of jobs minors can work, depending on their age. See Prohibited Occupations.
- Minors' work hours are restricted, depending on their age. See Hours of Work.
- Employers must provide certain minors with rest or meal breaks at certain times. See Break Periods.
- All minors must obtain a certificate of employment or age in order to work. See Employment Certificates.
- Special rules apply to minors working in theatrical employment, coffee harvesting and pineapple harvesting. See Permitted Occupations, Hours of Work, Break Periods and Employment Certificates.