Hawaii Hours Worked




Hours worked

Hawaii law does not specifically address when an employee’s time should be counted as hours worked for purposes of its minimum wage requirements. The standards set forth in the federal Fair Labor Standards Act regarding hours worked may provide reasonable guidance.



Workweek

Hawaii law defines a “workweek” as a period of seven consecutive days that are fixed and reoccur regularly. HI Statute 387-1(13)





Waiting time

Hawaii law does not address what constitutes waiting or standby time and when such time should be counted as hours worked for purposes of minimum wage or overtime payments. The standards set forth in the federal Fair Labor Standards Act regarding waiting time may provide reasonable guidance.



On-call time

Hawaii law does not address what constitutes on-call time and when such time should be counted as hours worked for purposes of minimum wage or overtime payments. The standards set forth in the federal Fair Labor Standards Act regarding on-call time may provide reasonable guidance.



Sleeping time

Hawaii law does not address what constitutes sleeping time and when such time should be counted as hours worked for purposes of minimum wage or overtime payments. The standards set forth in the federal Fair Labor Standards Act regarding sleeping time may provide reasonable guidance.



Travel time

Hawaii law does not address what constitutes travel time and when such time should be counted as hours worked for purposes of minimum wage or overtime payments. The standards set forth in the federal Fair Labor Standards Act regarding travel time may provide reasonable guidance.



Meeting, lecture, and training time

Hawaii law does not address when time spent at meetings, lectures, and in training should be counted as hours worked for purposes of minimum wage or overtime payments. The standards set forth in the federal Fair Labor Standards Act regarding meeting, lecture, and training time may provide reasonable guidance.



Show up or reporting time

Hawaii law does not require employers to pay employees for reporting or showing up to work if no work is performed. An employer is also not required to pay an employee a minimum number of hours if the employer dismisses the employee from work prior to completing their scheduled shift. Employers are only required to pay employees for hours actually worked.