Vacation and Sick Leave

In Hawaii, paid vacation and sick leave is not required by law.  Under Section 388-7(3), Hawaii Revised Statutes, of the Payment of Wages and Other Compensation Law, employers that provide vacation and sick leave benefits must make their policies available to employees in writing or through a notice posted in a place accessible to the employees.  The employer’s policy determines the criteria to earn and use these benefits.

Further, any changes to these policies must be in writing an issued or posted prior to the effective date of the change.