Hawaii Employment and Labor Law Updates 2023


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

Job Listings Hourly Rate or Salary Range Information

Bill

Senate Bill 1057 (2023-2024)

Summary

Requires certain job listings to disclose the hourly rate or salary range that reasonably reflects the actual expected compensation; prohibits an employer from discriminating between employees because of any protected category by paying wages to employees in an establishment at a rate less than the rate at which the employer pays wages to other employees in the establishment for substantially similar work; provides certain exceptions for public employee positions pursuant to collective bargaining.

Enacted

07/03/2023

Effective Date

 01/01/2024

Topics

Employer_Obligations: Wage-range; Employment_relations: Job_postings; Prohibited_Practices: Equal_pay


Nepotism

Bill

House Bill 717 (2023-2024)

Summary

Provides that no employee shall appoint, hire, promote, or retain a relative or household member to, or demote, discharge, or terminate a relative or household member from, or participate in an interview or discussion regarding the appointment, hiring, promotion, or retention of a relative or household member to, or the demotion, discharge, or termination of a relative or household member from a paid position in the employee’s employing agency.

Enacted

07/11/2023

Effective Date

 07/11/2023

Topics

Industry: Public_employer


June

Collective Bargaining

Bill

House Bill 1205 (2023-2024)

Summary

Specifies that exclusive representatives of public employees are not required to provide grievance representation to collective bargaining unit members who neither pay dues nor dues equivalents and who decline to pay reasonable costs of the representation.

Enacted

06/29/2023

Effective Date

 06/29/2023

Topics

Industry: Public_employer


Department of Human Services

Bill

House Bill 777 (2023-2024)

Summary

Authorizes the Department of Human Services to conduct comprehensive background checks on current or prospective employees, volunteers, contractors, and contractors’ employees, agents, and volunteers, whose position places or would place them in close proximity to certain minors, young adults, or vulnerable adults.

Enacted

06/14/2023

Effective Date

 06/14/2023

Topics

Industry: Public_employer


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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