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Bill Introduced in Hawaii would Lower Thresholds for Mandatory Overtime Pay

A bill introduced in Hawaii's legislature on January 19, 2024 would lower the working hours thresholds for an employee to be legally entitled to overtime compensation.

If passed, Senate Bill (SB) 2610 - which was introduced by State Senator Henry Aquino (D) - would mandate:

  • At least 1.5x pay for work exceeding 40 hours in a work-week.
  • At least 1.5x pay for the 8th to 12th hours worked in a day AND 2x pay for the hours exceeding 12 hours of work in a day AND 2x pay for work exceeding 8 hours on the 7th consecutive day of work, if the employee worked for more than 8 hours for more than 6 days of the work-week.

The overtime provisions described above would be extended to cover minors that are 16 and 17 years old.

Click here to read SB 2610 in its entirety.