The following willful violations are punishable by a fine of up to $500, imprisonment, or both:
• Hindering or delaying an investigation;
• Refusing to admit the director to the place of employment;
• Refusing to provide access to pertinent records;
• Failing to meet recordkeeping requirements or falsifying a record;
• Discharging or discriminating against an employee for making a wage complaint, causing such a proceeding, or testifying or planning to testify at such a proceeding; or
• Paying or agreeing to pay an employee less than what he or she is entitled to (HI Rev. Stat. Sec. 387-7 and Sec. 387-12).
Minimum wage and overtime. An employer who violates the state's minimum wage and overtime provisions must pay the unpaid wages due to the affected employee. If the violation was willful, the employer must pay double the amount due. In addition, a court may order the employer to pay costs and reasonable attorney's fees (HI Rev. Stat. Sec. 387-12). There is additional information and details.
Payment of wages. Employers who violate Hawaii's wage ...