Divisions and Attached Agencies of the DLIR
Not sure which division of the State of Hawaii Department of Labor and Industrial Relations you need? Here’s a brief summary of each.
The Unemployment Insurance Division provides temporary financial assistance to qualified workers who are unemployed through no fault of their own and meet the legal requirements of the law.
The Disability Compensation Division administers laws regarding Workers’ Compensation (WC), the Temporary Disability Insurance (TDI), and Prepaid Health Care (PHC).
The Wage Standards Division is responsible for administering labor laws regarding child labor, minimum wage, overtime, unpaid wages, illegal deductions, family leave, sick leave, work injury termination, prevailing wages, drug screening, and lie detector tests.
The Workforce Development Division oversees the various programs and One-Stop Centers that comprise Hawaii’s workforce development system, which offers employment and job-training services to job seekers, workers, and displaced workers.
The Hawaii Occupational Safety and Health Division administers the Hawaii Occupational Safety and Health Law and the Hawaii Boiler and Elevator Safety Law, which are intended to assure safe and healthful working conditions for the women and men of the state.
The Research and Statistics Office provides labor-related information that can help state agencies as well as the public with research, business planning, job search and career decisions.
The Hoisting Machine Operators Advisory Board operates as an ‘attached agency’ within the State Department of Labor and Industrial Relations and administered through the Hawai’i Occupational Safety and Health Division. HMOAB is charged with assuring construction tower and crane operators across the Islands operate hoisting machines in a safe and lawful manner on behalf of the citizens of Hawai’i.
The Employment Security Appeals Referees’ Office hears and decides appeals arising from determinations issued by Hawaii’s Unemployment Insurance Division.
The Hawaii Civil Rights Commission enforces state laws prohibiting discrimination in employment, housing, public accommodations, and access to state and state-funded services. The HCRC receives, investigates, conciliates, and adjudicates complaints of discrimination.
The Hawaii Labor Relations Board conducts hearings to decide complaints filed by public and private sector employees, employee organizations or unions, and employers alleging prohibited or unfair labor practice complaints.
The Labor and Industrial Relations Appeals Board adjudicates cases on appeal from the Director of Labor and Industrial Relations relating to Workers’ Compensation (injuries on the job) and Boiler and Elevator Safety.
The Office of Community Services assists Hawaii’s low-income, immigrant, and refugee populations to overcome and alleviate workforce barriers to economic self-sufficiency via an array of community-based programs and services.
The Workforce Development Council is an advisory commission that acts as the State Workforce Investment Board and prepares the comprehensive state plans and annual reports for workforce development in Hawaii.
The State Fire Council is responsible for developing a comprehensive fire service emergency management network for the protection of life, property and the environment throughout Hawaii.
The Office of Language Access oversees and provides technical assistance to state agencies and state-funded organizations in implementing the requirements of Hawaii’s Language Access Law.