Hawaii Labor Laws – Wage and Hour
Hawaii’s current minimum wage rate is $8.50.
For more information on Hawaii’s minimum wage laws, visit our Hawaii Minimum Wage Laws page, which includes topics such as minimum wage, tip minimum wage, tip sharing and pooling, and subminimum wages.
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Hawaii labor laws require employers to pay employees overtime at a rate of 1½ time their regular rate of pay when they work over 40 hours in a workweek. HI Wage and Hour Laws. Federal overtime laws may also apply. For federally-defined exemption and other federal overtime laws see FLSA: Overtime.
Meals and Breaks
Hawaii labor laws require employer to grant a meal period of at least 30 minutes to employees 14 or 15 years of age after five consecutive hours of work. Haw. Rev. Stat. 390-2(c)(3).
Hawaii does not have any laws requiring an employer to provide a meal period or breaks to employees 16 years of age or older, thus the federal rule applies. The federal rule does not require an employer to provide either a meal (lunch) period or breaks. However, if an employer chooses to do so, breaks, usually of the type lasting less than 20 minutes, must be paid. Meal or lunch periods (usually 30 minutes or more) do not need to be paid, so long as the employee is free to do as they wish during the meal or lunch period. DOL: Breaks and Meal Periods.
Information about Hawaii vacation leave laws may now be found on our Hawaii Leave Laws page.
Information about Hawaii sick leave laws may now be found on our Hawaii Leave Laws page.
Information about Hawaii holiday leave laws may now be found on our Hawaii Leave Laws page.
Jury Duty Leave
Information about Hawaii jury duty leave laws may now be found on our Hawaii Leave Laws page.
Information about Hawaii voting leave laws may now be found on our Hawaii Leave Laws page.
Hawaii labor laws do not require employers to provide employees with severance pay. If an employer chooses to provide severance benefits, it must comply with the terms of its established policy or employment contract.