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Hawaii Minimum Wage Law

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Employers in Hawaii must conform with these state rules regarding the minimum wage paid to employees.

The minimum wage rate in Hawaii is $7.25 per hour.

Employees are covered by Hawaii's minimum wage law, except those employed:

  • at a monthly guaranteed salary of at least $2,000
  • in agriculture in workweeks in which less than 20 workers are employed
  • in domestic employment
  • by certain relatives
  • in a bona fide executive, administrative, professional or supervisory capacity
  • as outside salespersons or collectors
  • in the fishing industry
  • as seamen
  • as drivers of vehicles for hire operating on call from a fixed stand
  • as golf caddies
  • as student workers by nonprofit schools
  • as employees subject to minimum wage and maximum hours provisions of the federal Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA)
  • as resident staff members at seasonal youth camps
  • any automobile salesperson employed by a licensed car or truck dealer

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