August 1, 2023 • News

Employment Earnings Advertising Requirement Signed Into Law

On July 3, 2023, Governor Green signed into law Act 203, Relating to Employment Earnings, which amends Chapter 378, Hawaii Revised Statutes, effective January 1, 2024. An employer is prohibited from discriminating between employees because of any protected category established under state law, by paying wages to employees at a rate less than the rate at which the employer pays wages to other employees in the same establishment for substantially similar work. The new law does not apply to job listings for: internal positions or transfers; public employee positions which are subject to collective bargaining, or positions with employers having fewer than 50 employees.