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Hawaii Pay Transparency Law (1/1/24)

​Hawaii Gov. Josh Green has signed a pay transparency bill into law. SB 1057, which goes into effect on Jan. 1, 2024, will require Hawaii employers with at least 50 employees to disclose an hourly rate or salary range that reasonably reflects the actual expected compensation on job listings.
Hawaii Enacts Pay Transparency Law
Jackson Lewis via SHRM | Jul 2023

Effective date: 1/1/24
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Some questions about the new law's requirements still need to be answered. For example, the law doesn't explain whether the 50-employee threshold refers to employees in Hawaii or to a company's total employee count. So, stay tuned for further updates and guidance.
Hawaii Becomes Latest State to Enact Pay Transparency Law: Here's What Employers Need to Know
Fisher Phillips | Aug 2023

The law will now prohibit pay discrimination based on any protected category under Hawaii law, not just sex.  Accordingly, employees may now bring claims of discrimination in pay based on race, sex including gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, age, religion, color, ancestry, disability, marital status, arrest and court record, reproductive health decision, or domestic or sexual violence victim status.
Hawaii Enacts Pay Transparency Law and Expands Equal Pay Law
Seyfarth | Jul 2023

Further, the law expands Hawaii's equal pay legislation to prohibit pay disparities between employees based on any protected characteristic (rather than only based on sex). It also prohibits disparate pay for "substantially similar" rather than "equal work."
Hawaii Enacts Pay Transparency and Expands Equal Pay Legislation
Proskauer | Jul 2023


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