New Hawaii law imposes new pay stub, record-keeping requirements

December 11, 2013 0 COMMENTS

by Paul Saito

A new law designed to help the state quickly determine whether employers are paying workers properly goes into effect January 1.

Under the new law, Hawaii employers will be required to provide employees with additional information on all pay stubs and payroll records and maintain payroll records on company premises.

During each pay period, Hawaii employers are required to provide nonexempt employees a pay stub, in either written or electronic form, that explains the hours worked and the gross and net amount of their pay. Beginning January 1, pay stubs must contain the following information: read more…

Governor signs Hawaii’s Marriage Equality Act of 2013 into law

November 14, 2013 0 COMMENTS

by Paul M. Saito

Governor Neil Abercrombie has signed into law the Hawaii Marriage Equality Act of 2013, which defines marriage in Hawaii as between “individuals without regard to gender.” Hawaii is the 15th state to give same-sex couples the right to marry. The law goes into effect December 2.

A special session of the Hawaii Legislature convened on October 28 to consider same-sex marriage in the state. Senate Bill 1 proposed to define marriage in Hawaii as between “two individuals without regard to gender.” The special session employed an unusual procedure that allowed over 55 hours of public testimony from over 1,000 individuals. Over 24,000 written submittals also were considered. Both the House and the Senate approved the bill and sent it to Governor Abercrombie for his signature.

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Hawaiian Airlines Responds to Pilots Union Media Campaign

June 04, 2009 0 COMMENTS

The Air Line Pilots Association International (ALPA) and Hawaiian Airlines have been negotiating toward a new pilots’ contract for approximately two years. Recently, ALPA has engaged in an extensive media campaign alleging that Hawaiian Airlines hasn’t made up for past wage cuts during the period the company was in bankruptcy several years ago.

Contrary to ALPA’s rhetoric in the media and to the rest of the airline industry, Hawaiian pilots didn’t take wage cuts in 2003 or when the airline was in bankruptcy in 2005. According to a company spokesperson, the pilots didn’t lose their pension benefits, either: Senior pilots retained full pension benefits while junior ones kept past accruals and now participate in the richest defined contribution plan in the airline industry.

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