CLEAR's Index to HRS Chapter 388


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Part I

§388-1 Definitions

§388-2 Semimonthly payday

§388-3 Employees who are separated from the payroll before paydays

§388-4 Payment of wages to relatives of deceased employees

§388-5 Unconditional payment of wages conceded to be due

§388-5.5 Payment of wages by check

§388-6 Withholding of wages

§388-7 Notification, posting, and records

§388-8 Provisions of law may not be waived by agreement

§388-9 Enforcement

§388-10 Penalties

§388-11 Employees remedies

§388-12 Reciprocal agreements with other states; actions

§388-13 Rules and regulations

Part II

§388-31 to 33 Repealed

Part III

§388-41 Advance notice of termination of employment

§388-42 Other applicable provisions

Part IV. Job Application Processing Fees

§388-51 Job application processing fee

§388-52 Penalties