Hawaii's Workers' Compensation Insurance Law
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Workers' Compensation Laws in Hawaii

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.

Workers' compensation insurance: Further reading

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