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Hawaii’s minimum wage to increase to $9.25 in 2017

The Hawaii State Department of Labor & Industrial Relations (DLIR) today announced that per Act 82, Session Laws of Hawaii (2014), the minimum wage for most employers will increase to $9.25 per hour beginning on Jan. 1, 2017. This is third rise in the minimum wage since 2015: from $7.25 to $7.75 on Jan. 1, […]

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Governor signs bill to raise state’s minimum wage

MEDIA RELEASE Gov. Neil Abercrombie has signed Senate Bill 2609 (Act 82), a measure that incrementally increases the state’s minimum wage rate over the next four years and the tip credit over the next two years. “A hardworking sector of our community has gone seven years without a raise,” Abercrombie said. “This legislation will raise […]

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Updates from Sen. Schatz

MEDIA RELEASE Schatz introduces bill to support investment in neighborhoods near transit U.S. Sen. Brian Schatz has announced legislation that will help finance the development of better walkable, bikeable communities near transit stations. Sens. Ed Markey (D-Mass.), Kirsten Gillibrand (D-N.Y.), and Jeff Merkley (D-Ore.), members of the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works, are […]

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Governor applauds legislators for advancing minimum wage bill

MEDIA RELEASE Gov. Neil Abercrombie released the following statement on Senate Bill 2609, relating to minimum wage: “I commend our legislators for advancing the proposal to raise Hawaii’s minimum wage to $10.10 an hour. It is imperative to provide our lowest paid workers with the economic stability and security they deserve. Hawaii’s minimum wage earners […]

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Sen. Hirono advocates raising minimum wage to $10.10 per hour

U.S. Senators Mazie K. Hirono (D-HI) and Barbara Boxer (D-CA) joined religious leaders, women’s advocates and minimum wage workers at a press conference today to urge Republicans to support raising the minimum wage to $10.10 per hour, which would lift the wages of 15 million American women.

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Minimum wage bill moves forward in the Senate

The Senate Committee on Ways and Means today advanced an amended version of Senate Bill 2609, a measure that would incrementally increase Hawaii’s minimum wage from $7.25 to $10.10 by 2017. The changes to the measure reflect the committees desire to strike a balance between concerns from advocates on both sides of the issue to […]

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