The current minimum wage in Hawaii is $10.10.
Employers are allowed to credit $0.75 of the tips earned by a tipped employee towards the minimum wage obligation when the tipped employee earns at least $7.00 in tips.
This means the minimum wage for tipped employees comes out to be $9.35, but also that the tipped employee must earn at least $17.10 per hour when tips and wages are added together.
If an employee does not earn at least $16.25 when wages, tips and the tip credit are combined, the employer cannot take the tip credit.
Employees are allowed to participate in a tip pooling or sharing arrangement, but it is unclear whether or not an employee can require it.
Employers are required to pay non-exempt employees overtime at a rate of 1½ times their regular rate when they work more than 40 hours in a workweek.
The federal overtime rule stipulates that the minimum salary requirement for administrative, professional, and executive exemptions is $684 per week, or $35,568 per year. Workers making at least this salary level may be eligible for overtime based on their job duties.
Hawaii does not require employers to provide meal breaks, other than a 30-minute break to minors 14 and 15 years of age.
If an employer chooses to give a break according to federal law, breaks lasting 20 minutes or less must be paid.
Meal periods of 30 minutes or longer do not need to be paid as long as employees can do as they wish.
A 30-minute break must be given to minor employees 14 and 15 years of age who work 5 consecutive hours.