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Did you know that Hawaii requires employers to withhold state income tax from the wages of residents working in other states, even if the other state requires withholding on the same wages?
Employers must pay employees covered by Hawaii's minimum wage law at least $7.25 an hour.
All employees are covered except for:
Employers covered by Hawaii's wage payment law must pay wages at least twice in a calendar month and not more than seven days following the close of a pay period. Employers can pay wages once a month if the majority of employees in a collective bargaining unit elect for monthly payment.Hawaii Unemployment:
Hawaii requires employers to withhold state income tax from their employees' wages and to remit the amounts withheld to the Department of Taxation.
Every employer that has one or more employees in Hawaii must withhold income tax from the wages of both resident and nonresident employees for services performed in Hawaii. However, residents may receive credit against their Hawaii income tax for income taxes paid to another state.
Hawaii requires employers, under certain conditions, to allow employees sufficient leave time to vote.
Temporary Disability Insurance:
Covered employers must provide disability insurance to their employees through private or self-insurance. Up to half the cost of premiums may be withheld from employee wages.
Hawaiian employers with one or more employees during any day are subject to the temporary disability law. Coverage applies to service performed for wages under any contract of hire, written or oral, express or implied, and includes service in interstate commerce. Agricultural employment and service for a foreign government are expressly included in temporary disability coverage. Among work excluded from coverage are services for which temporary disability compensation is payable under a federal program and services of real estate salespersons and brokers compensated by commission.
"Injury or sickness" means accidental injury, disease, infection or illness. Sickness includes the total inability of an employee to perform the duties of her employment because of pregnancy or its termination.