Governor Launches Domestic Worker Public Education Program

Posted on May 13, 2014 in News

“Domestic Workers Have Rights” Campaign Raises Awareness of New Labor Law Protections

HONOLULU — Gov. Neil Abercrombie and the Department of Labor and Industrial Relations (DLIR) today announced the launch of a multilingual public education campaign concerning domestic workers. Signed by Gov. Abercrombie last year, Act 248, Session Laws of Hawaii 2013, provides for minimum wage, overtime, discrimination, and harassment protections for domestic workers. Prior to Act 248, domestic workers were excluded from these basic protections of state wage and hour and fair employment laws afforded to others.

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