THE SENATE

S.B. NO.

2609

TWENTY-SEVENTH LEGISLATURE, 2014

S.D. 1

STATE OF HAWAII

H.D. 1

 

 

 

 

 

A BILL FOR AN ACT

 

 

RELATING TO MINIMUM WAGE.

 

 

BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF HAWAII:

 


SECTION 1. Section 387-2, Hawaii Revised Statutes, is amended to read as follows:

"387-2 Minimum wages. (a) Except as provided in section 387‑9 and this section, every employer shall pay to each employee employed by the employer, wages at the rate of not less than:

(1) $6.25 per hour beginning January 1, 2003;

(2) $6.75 per hour beginning January 1, 2006; [and]

(3) $7.25 per hour beginning January 1, 2007[.];

(4) $7.75 per hour beginning January 1, 2015;

(5) $8.50 per hour beginning January 1, 2016;

(6) $9.25 per hour beginning January 1, 2017; and

(7) $10.10 per hour beginning January 1, 2018.

(b) The hourly wage of a tipped employee may be deemed to be increased on account of tips if the employee is paid not less than:

(1) 25 cents;

(2) 50 cents per hour beginning January 1, 2015;

(3) 75 cents per hour beginning January 1, 2016; and

(4) $1.00 per hour beginning January 1, 2017,

below the applicable minimum wage by the employee's employer [and the combined amount the employee receives from the employee's employer and in tips is at least 50 cents more than the applicable minimum wage.]; provided that for each taxable year, the tip credit allowed under this subsection becomes available in the calendar week after the employee has received gross wages and tips in excess of two hundred fifty per cent of the poverty level threshold as established by the director pursuant to subsection (c) and shall remain available for the remainder of the calendar year.

(c) By March 1 of each year, the director shall establish the poverty level threshold using that year's United States Department of Health and Human Services poverty guidelines for Hawaii, to be used for that calendar year to calculate the tip credit under subsection (b)."

SECTION 2. Statutory material to be repealed is bracketed and stricken. New statutory material is underscored.

SECTION 3. This Act shall take effect on July 1, 2014.


 


 

Report Title:

Labor; Minimum Wage; Tip Credit

 

Description:

Increases minimum wage rate to $7.75 per hour beginning on 1/1/15, $8.50 per hour beginning on 1/1/16, $9.25 per hour beginning on 1/1/17, and $10.10 per hour beginning on 1/1/18. Increases the tip credit to 50 cents per hour beginning on 1/1/15, 75 cents per hour beginning on 1/1/16, and $1 per hour beginning on 1/1/17 if the gross amount the employee receives in wages and tips is at least 250 per cent of the poverty level for each calendar year based upon the United States Department of Health and Human Services poverty guidelines for Hawaii. Effective 7/1/14. (SB2609 HD1)

 

 

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