Hawaii Employment Law Updates – 2018
On July 6, 2018, Governor Ige signed Senate Bill 2990. The bill instructs the legislative reference bureau to conduce an analysis to determine the potential impact of a paid family leave program on industry, consumers, employees, employers and care givers. The intent of the analysis is to determine if the state should adopt a paid family leave program. The legislative reference bureau must complete the analysis by September 1, 2019.
On July 6, 2018, Governor Ige signed Senate Bill 2351. The bill prohibits employers from requesting or considering an applicant’s wage history as part of their application process or compensation offer. It also prohibits employers from enforcing policies that prohibit employees from discussing their own or co-workers’ wages or retaliating against employees that disclose or discuss wages.