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Hawaii’s New Pay Transparency Law & Commercial Vehicle Restrictions Now in Effect

Pay Transparency Law

Hawaii has a new Pay Transparency Law that went into effect at the beginning of the new year. As required under Act 2023, when you post job vacancies externally, you must now include an hourly rate or salary range that reasonably reflects what you actually expect to pay them.

This new law applies to all employers with 50 or more employees, including general contractors. The intent of this law is to reduce pay inequalities, provide employees with pay transparency when considering prospective jobs, and help employers by reducing time spent recruiting prospective employees who are not interested in positions within a specific pay range. The law also helps to prevent discrimination by employers. For more details about the law, click here.

Commercial Vehicle Restrictions

There is also another law (SB497), which could potentially impact GCA members, prohibits commercial vehicles weighing 10,000 pounds or more from driving in the far left lane on roadways with three or more lanes moving in the same direction, subject to certain exceptions.

These exceptions include: 1) the commercial vehicle can maintain speed with existing traffic flow; and 2) the commercial vehicle is in the process of overtaking and passing another vehicle proceeding in the same direction.

For more information, click here.