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Vision:  Hawaii, the Aloha State, is a special place where work environments are beneficial to the well being of individuals and where everyone respects each other’s rights and benefits.

Mission: The Wage Standards Division, as an active community participant, assures a lawful working environment by:

  • Equitably administering and enforcing labor laws for which the division is responsible;
  • Being responsible to our customers; and
  • Being a valued and respected resource  of the labor laws for which the division is responsible.


HAWAII REVISED STATUTES (HRS)
The Wage Standards Division is assigned the administration of the following labor laws:

  • Chapter 104, HRS, relating to wages and hours of employees on State or county public works construction projects
  • Chapter 378, Part II, HRS, relating to lie detector tests in employment
  • Chapter 378, Part III, HRS, relating to suspension, discharge, or discrimination due to a work related injury or on-site drug screening
  • Chapter 387, HRS, relating to minimum wage and overtime
  • Chapter 388, HRS, relating to unpaid wages and timely payment of wages
  • Chapter 390, HRS, relating to child labor
  • Chapter 398, HRS, relating to Hawaii family leave

 

SERVICES
Primary activities of the program are:

  • Investigation and hearing of complaints regarding minimum wage, overtime, unpaid wages, illegal deductions, family leave, work injury termination, prevailing wages, child labor, and lie detector tests.
  • Conducting educational workshops and consultative meetings with employers, employees, business associations, labor organizations, and State, federal and county agencies on the assigned labor laws
  • Issuing certificates for the employment of minors, payday exceptions, and special minimum rates
  • Conducting random compliance investigations of employers

 

HOW TO OBTAIN OUR SERVICES

By phone:
On Oahu, our information line is (808) 586-8777.  An automated attendant allows callers to select from a menu to obtain more information on the laws listed above.  If callers stay on the line after listening to the recorded information, they will be connected to a specialist to ask questions or to file a complaint.

On neighbor islands, contact the nearest district office of the department:
Kauai:  (808) 274-3351
Maui: 
(808) 243-5322
Hilo:
  (808) 974-6464
West Hawaii:  (808) 322-4808

Office Hours:  Monday-Friday, 7:45am to 4:30pm, except State holidays.

You may also visit or write to us at the following locations:

  • Oahu
    830 Punchbowl Street, Room 340, Honolulu  96813 | Map
  • Kauai
    State Building, Room 202, 3060 Eiwa Street, Lihue  96766-1887 | Map
  • Maui
    State Building #2, 2264 Aupuni Street, Wailuku  96793 | Map
  • Hilo
    State Building, Room 108, 75 Aupuni Street, Hilo  96720 | Map
  • West Hawaii
    Post Office Building, 81-990 Halekii Street, Kealakekua 96750 | Map
    (Mailing:  P. O. Box 49, Kealakekua  96750)

Wage Standards Division

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中文 – CHINESE: Cantonese

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中文 – CHINESE Mandarin

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ʻŌLELO HAWAIʻI: HAWAIIAN

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日本語 (JAPANESE)

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한국어: KOREAN

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GAGANA SAMOA: SAMOAN

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ESPAÑOL: SPANISH

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TAGALOG: TAGALOG

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TIẾNG VIỆT: VIETNAMESE

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