HAWAII - Workers’ Rights

Definition of agricultural worker under state law:

State wage law adopts the federal Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) definition of “agriculture.” (Haw. Rev. Stat. § 387-1)

Wages and Overtime

Minimum Wage



State Enforcement Agency

State of Hawaii Wage Standards Division

Website: https://labor.hawaii.gov/wsd/filing-a-complaint-with-wage-standards-division/
Relevant Forms: https://labor.hawaii.gov/wsd/files/2012/11/WSD-1.387.388-rev-3-13.pdf

Occupational Safety and Health

Workers’ Compensation

State Enforcement Agency:
State of Hawaii Disability Compensation Division 

Website: http://labor.hawaii.gov/dcd/home/aboutwc/
Relevant Forms: http://labor.hawaii.gov/dcd/forms/

Field Sanitation


Pesticide Safety

State Enforcement Agency:
Hazard Evaluation and Emergency Response Office 

Website: http://eha-web.doh.hawaii.gov/eha-cma/Leaders/HEER/Pesticide-Illness-Reporting

Right to Join Unions and Collective Bargaining in Agriculture

State Legal Services Organizations

Legal Aid Society of Hawaii