CLEAR's Index to HRS Chapter 398

Hawaiʻi Family Leave Act

96-043 Ala Ike in Pearl City, HI

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Part I. General Provisions

§398-1 Definitions [revised as of July 1, 2003 by section 2 of Act 44 (HB 389)]

§398-2 Inapplicability

§398-3 Family leave requirement

§398-4 Unpaid leave permitted; relationship to paid leave
         [revised as of July 1, 2003 by section 3 of Act 44 (HB 389)]

§398-5 Notice

§398-6 Certification

§398-7 Employment and benefits protection

§398-8 Prohibited acts

§398-9 Administration

§398-10 Applicability

§398-11 Rules

Part II. Enforcement

§398-21 Filing of complaint

§398-22 Predetermination settlement

§398-23 Investigation and conciliation

§398-24 Appeal and hearing

§398-25 Civil action

§398-26 Remedies

§398-27 Notice of right to sue and employee remedies

§398-28 Compliance review

§398-29 Penalty