Hawaii Announces Increase to Minimum Wage Rates

State Update Overview

Date Updated July 2022
Labor Law Update The State of Hawaii Minimum Wage Law
What Changed Increased minimum wage rates
Mandatory or Non-Mandatory Mandatory
Updated Poster Hawaii Labor Law Poster

In June 2022, the Hawaii Department of Labor and Industrial Relations published an updated Notice to Employees: Wage and Hour Laws poster announcing new minimum wage rates for the next several years.

Hawaii Minimum Wage Law Update

  • Minimum wage is set to increase to $12.00 per hour effective October 1, 2022; $14.00 per hour effective January 1, 2024; $16.00 per hour effective January 1, 2026; and $18.00 per hour effective January 1, 2028.
  • The revised poster also includes the name of the new Director of the Department of Labor and Industrial Relations.

Wage and Hour Exemptions

Employees may be exempt from wage and hour laws based on criteria associated with their salary, actual duties, and skills. Exempt employees neither receive overtime pay nor qualify for minimum wage. Hawaii labor law defines these exemptions based on Executive, Administrative, or Professional status. Learn more here.

Hawaii Labor Law Poster Update

All businesses within the State of Hawaii must display the new Notice to Employees: Wage and Hour Laws along with other state-mandated posting requirements where it is sufficiently accessible and viewable to all employees. This change has been reflected in our Hawaii & Federal Labor Law Poster and does require an immediate mandatory update. Failure to meet compliance requirements and display the updated poster could result in fines.

Order the Hawaii Labor Law Poster to immediately include this required update.

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