Under Hawaii law, certain deductions are prohibited regardless of whether the employee gives written authorization for the deduction (HI Rev. Stat. Sec. 388-6).
Employers may not make deductions from an employee's wages or obtain authorization to make such deductions for the following reasons:
• Cash shortages in tills, cash boxes, or registers (unless cash was under the sole control of the employee and the employee had opportunity to account at the start and end of shift)
• Fines, penalties, or replacement costs for breakage
• Losses for bad checks accepted by the employee if the employee has authorization to accept or reject checks
• Losses due to defective or faulty workmanship, lost or stolen property, damage to property, or customer nonpayment, unless the loss is attributable to the employee's willful or intentional disregard for the employer's interest
Employers may not deduct or ...