HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

H.B. NO.

28

THIRTY-FIRST LEGISLATURE, 2021

 

STATE OF HAWAII

 

 

 

 

 

 

A BILL FOR AN ACT

 

 

relating to the minimum wage.

 

 

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

 


PART I

SECTION 1. Section 387-2, Hawaii Revised Statutes, is amended by amending subsection (b) to read as follows:

"(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; [and]

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

(4) 50 cents per hour beginning January 1, 2022; and

(5) 25 cents per hour beginning January 1, 2023, through December 31, 2023,

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 beginning January 1, 2015, the combined amount the employee receives from the employee's employer and in tips is at least $7.00 more than the applicable minimum wage."

PART II

SECTION 2. 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;

(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; and

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

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 beginning January 1, 2015, the combined amount the employee receives from the employee's employer and in tips is at least $7.00 more than the applicable minimum wage.]"

SECTION 3. Section 387-1, Hawaii Revised Statutes, is amended by deleting the definition of "tipped employee".

"["Tipped employee" means any employee engaged in an occupation in which the employee customarily and regularly receives more than $20 a month in tips.]"

PART III

SECTION 4. Statutory material to be repealed is bracketed and stricken. New statutory material is underscored.

SECTION 5. This Act shall take effect on July 1, 2021; provided that part II shall take effect on January 1, 2024.

 

INTRODUCED BY:

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Report Title:

Minimum Wage; Tip Credit; Adjustment; Repeal

 

Description:

Adjusts the tip credit beginning on January 1, 2022. Repeals the tip credit on January 1, 2024.

 

 

 

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