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Hawaii Final And Unclaimed Paychecks Laws

Final And Unclaimed Paychecks Laws In Hawaii

>>> About Final Paychecks Laws In Hawaii

State and federal law requires that employers give departing employees their final paycheck within a specified time period or - if a paycheck goes unclaimed - to follow state escheatment rules. The rules in Hawaii for both are included below.

Hawaii final paycheck rulesHawaii's Requirements For When To Send Final Paychecks

Hawaiian employers are required to provide final paychecks as follows:
  • If The Employee Quits:
    By the next scheduled payday
  • If The Employer Terminates The Employee:
    Immediately or the next business day
What Should Be Included In A Final Paycheck In Hawaii

The final paycheck should contain the employee's regular wages from the most recent pay period, plus other types of compensation such as commissions, bonuses, and accrued sick and vacation pay. Employers can withhold money from the employee's last paycheck if the employee owes your organization.

For More Info On Final Paychecks

For more about Final Paychecks, go to https://www.payrolltrainingcenter.com/payroll-requirements-for-terminated-employees-wt1000388


>>> About Unclaimed Paycheck Laws In Hawaii

Believe it or not, you just can't keep a paycheck that an ex-employee doesn't take. Even if a check is abandoned, the employer has no right to void the check and keep the funds.

Technically, unclaimed paychecks are subject to 'escheat' laws as unclaimed property under the laws of the state where the employee last worked. This means that employers are required to follow their state's laws for submitting unclaimed paychecks to the state. Not doing so can subject employers to fines and penalties.
Hawaii final paycheck rules
Hawaii's Requirements For Unclaimed Paychecks

The following are the reporting and recordkeeping requirements for Hawaii's unclaimed paycheck laws:
  • Recordkeeping Requirements
    Employers must retain a record of the names and last known addresses of payees for five years after reporting to the state
  • Reporting Requirements
    Hawaii employers must report and remit unclaimed wages annually. Typically, the report for unclaimed wages must be sent before Nov. 1 of each year for wages unclaimed as of June 30 of that year
With regard to recordkeeping, Hawaii employers should speak with their legal counsel to determine processes and procedures re how many attempts the employer should make to contact ex-employees.

For More Info On Unclaimed Paychecks

For more about Unclaimed Paychecks, go to https://www.payrolltrainingcenter.com/rules-for-unclaimed-paychecks-wt1000338

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Contact Info For Final And Unclaimed Paycheck Requirements For Hawaii

Department of Labor & Industrial Relations
830 Punchbowl St
Room 321
Honolulu, HI 96813
808-586-8844
www.labor.hawaii.gov





References and Disclaimers:

This information is based on a variety of state laws and regulations, and is subject to change. The PayrollTrainingCenter makes every effort to make sure this information is current and accurate, however, the PayrollTrainingCenter is not engaged in rendering legal or professional advice and shall not be held responsible for any inaccuracies contained herein.

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