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Hawaii Compliance and Regulatory Resources

Understanding the ever-changing nature of business regulations in Hawaii can be challenging. Paychex strives to simplify things by providing resources for Hawaii employment law compliance so you can stay up to date. Discover requirements your business may need to comply with such as tax rates and limits, workplace retirement programs, and more.

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State Tax Rates and Limits

State Supplemental Withholding Rate*
2024 HI Withholding Tables

State Unemployment Taxable Wage Base Limit

State Unemployment Rate Range for Employers
0.2% to 5.8

State Unemployment New Employer Rate

State Hourly Minimum Wage

State Minimum Wage for Tipped Employees
HI wage and hour information

State Tax ID Registration

Withholding Registration

  • Registration instructions for Hawaii state withholding
    • Immediate registration with a format of WH – XXX - XXX - XXXX – 01 (2 letters and 12 digits)
    • Email your registration confirmation to your Paychex Service Professional.

State Unemployment Insurance (SUI) Registration

  • Registration instructions for Hawaii SUI.
    • Immediate registration with a format of XXXXXXXXXX (10 digits).
    • Email your registration confirmation to your Paychex Service Professional.

Entering your account numbers in Paychex Flex: Enter your new account number in your Paychex Flex® account to ensure that your Paychex account is updated and email your registration confirmation document to your Paychex Service Professional.

Pay Transparency

Effective Jan. 1, 2024, covered employers with 50 or more employees must comply with the Hawaii pay transparency law. Exceptions might apply for certain public employers to the employee threshold.

  • Employers must disclose the hourly rate or salary range that reasonably reflects the actual expected compensation on job listings. Requirements do not apply to internal transfers or promotions within a company.
  • Employers will have recordkeeping requirements.

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Workplace Safety

Hawaii operates an OSHA-approved state plan that covers most private-sector workers and all state and local government workers.

Workers' Compensation

Coverage is mandatory for employers with any employees

Compliance Insights