Hawaii Employment and Labor Law Updates 2022


December

There were no employment and/or labor bills that were enacted that were identified.


November

There were no employment and/or labor bills that were enacted that were identified.


October

There were no employment and/or labor bills that were enacted that were identified.


September

There were no employment and/or labor bills that were enacted that were identified.


August

There were no employment and/or labor bills that were enacted that were identified.


July

Dispensary Medical Cannabis

Bill

House Bill 2260 (2021)

Summary

Amends the circumstances under which medical cannabis may be transported by and between dispensaries; extends the date after which primary caregivers will no longer be authorized to cultivate cannabis for a qualifying patient; redefine the term medical cannabis production center to include any series of structures located within the same secured perimeter fence-line; increases the number of production centers that may be allowed under a dispensary license; appropriates funds.

Enacted

07/12/2022

Effective Date

07/01/2022

Topics

Industry: Marijuana


Wages and Hours Laws Violations

Bill

Senate Bill 2298 (2021)

Summary

Increases the penalty for employers who fail to pay the wages of their employees in accordance with the State’s wage and hour law and payment of wages and other compensation law, to a class C felony; adds a minimum penalty of a specified amount per violation.

Enacted

07/12/2022

Effective Date

07/12/2022

Topics

Claims_and_Penalties: Criminal_action, Wage_claims; Wage_and_Hour: Wage_and_hour


Employment Practices

Bill

House Bill 2495 (2021)

Summary

Provides that no employer shall enter into or require an employee to enter into a nondisclosure agreement that prevents the employee from disclosing or discussing sexual harassment or sexual assault occurring in the workplace, at work-related events, between employees, or between an employer and an employee.

Enacted

07/12/2022

Effective Date

07/12/2022

Topics

Agreements: Non-disclosure; Prohibited_Practices: Sexual_assault, Sexual_harassment


June

Minimum Wage Rate

Bill

House Bill 2510 (2021)

Summary

Increases the State’s minimum wage incrementally to $12.00 per hour beginning on a specified date, $15.00 per hour beginning on a specified date and $18.00 per hour beginning on a specified date; reduces the tip credit to 35 cents per hour beginning on a specified date, and zero cents per hour beginning on a specified date.

Enacted

06/22/2022

Effective Date

10/01/2023, 01/01/2024, 01/01/2026, 01/01/2028

Topics

Wage_and_Hour: Minimum_wage, Tip credit


May

There were no employment and/or labor bills that were enacted that were identified.


April

There were no employment and/or labor bills that were enacted that were identified.


March

There were no employment and/or labor bills that were enacted that were identified.


February

There were no employment and/or labor bills that were enacted that were identified.


January

There were no employment and/or labor bills that were enacted that were identified.

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