A Hawaii employment contract clearly details the terms and conditions of employment, from the expectations of the employee, such as their job responsibilities, to the expectations of the employer, such as the compensation they will pay. It’s also a legally binding contract that recognizes a legal business relationship between the employer and the employee. When hiring employees in Hawaii, there are several labor laws and regulations you need to know.
Employment Contracts: What to Consider as an Employer in Hawaii
Before you start writing your Hawaii employment contract, make sure you’re aware of the following employment laws and requirements:
Hawaii is an at-will employment state.
Minimum Wage Laws in Hawaii
Basic Minimum Rate (per hour): $12.00
Premium Pay After Designated Hours: Weekly – 40
Tipped employees can be paid a lower cash wage than the minimum wage, but must earn at least $12.00 including tips every hour. 
Employment/Age Certification in Hawaii
In Hawaii, employment certificates are mandatory for minors under 16 and are issued by the Hawaii Department of Labor.
Age certification is also mandatory in Hawaii for minors 16 and 17. Age certification for minors is carried out by the Hawaii Department of Labor.
Payday Requirements in Hawaii
In Hawaii, employers are required to pay wages to all employees at least twice during each calendar month, on regular paydays designated in advance.
Employees can choose to be paid monthly, under a special election procedure.
Minimum Periods for Breaks and Meals in Hawaii
Hawaii does not require minimum paid rest periods or minimum meal periods. There are requirements for 14- and 15-year-old minors. 
Hawaii Employment Contract Sample
Below, you can download a Hawaii employment contract template in PDF or Word format: