§387-9 Special minimum wages for learners; apprentices; full-time students; paroled wards of Hawaii youth correctional facility; handicapped workers. (a) Notwithstanding the provisions of section 387-2, the director may by rule provide for the employment:
(1) Of learners, of apprentices, of part-time employees who are full-time students attending public or private schools other than colleges, universities, business schools, or technical schools, and of wards paroled from the Hawaii youth correctional facility, under special certificates issued by the director, at such wages lower than the applicable minimum wage and subject to such limitations as to time, number, proportion, and length of service as the director shall prescribe; and
(2) Of individuals whose earning capacity is impaired by old age or physical or mental deficiency or injury, under special certificates issued by the director, at such wages lower than the applicable minimum wage and for such period as shall be fixed in the certificates.
(b) The director may by rule prescribe standards and requirements to ensure that this section will not create a substantial probability of reducing the full-time employment opportunities of persons other than those to whom the special minimum wage rate authorized by this section is applicable. [L Sp 1941, c 66, §6; RL 1945, §4359; RL 1955, §94-9; am L 1962, c 16, pt of §2; am L 1963, c 49, §3; HRS §387-9; am L 1974, c 14, §2; am L 2005, c 191, §2]