Any employer that has one or more employees, full-time or part-time, permanent or temporary, must provide Workers' Compensation coverage for its employees, according to Hawaii law. Some employers are exempt from mandatory coverage (see list below).
HI Workers' Comp: Key Details
- In Hawaii, sole proprietors and partners are excluded from compulsory coverage, but can elect to cover themselves.
- As of right now, HI LLC members must be included in coverage.
- Excluded employment includes…
- Voluntary or unpaid workers for a religious, charitable, educational or nonprofit organization.
- Student workers performing services for a school, university, or college club in return for room, board, or tuition.
- Duly ordained, commissioned or licensed ministers, priests, or rabbis.
- Domestic workers earning less than $225 (cash) per calendar quarter.
- Domestic workers of public welfare recipients.
- Certain 25-percent stockholders and all 50-percent stockholders.
- Real estate salespersons and brokers paid solely on a commission basis. An employer may, however, elect to cover the excluded employees.
- Hawaii does not have a state-administered WC fund. Private insurance and self-insurance are allowed.
Need more details? Visit Hawaii's Disability Compensation Division.