Your Final Paycheck Rights in Hawaii


Learn what should be included in your final paycheck -- and when you are entitled to receive it.



When your job ends, you have the right to be paid for all of the work you've done. Whether you quit, you were laid off, or you were fired, your employer must give you a final paycheck that includes all of the wages you have earned. The deadlines and contents of your check depend on Hawaii law. 

When Is Your Final Paycheck Due?

Federal law does not set a deadline for your final paycheck. But some states require employers to pay your final paycheck within a set number of days after termination or resignation. And, these deadlines sometimes differ depending on whether you were fired or resigned. 

If you are fired or otherwise let go by your employer  in Hawaii, your employer must pay your final paycheck at the time of the termination, or not later than the next working day. If you quit, your employer must pay your final paycheck on  the next regular payday unless you gave one pay period's notice of your intention to quit. In that case, your  employer must pay your final paycheck immediately at the time you quit. 

What Must Your Final Paycheck Include?

Regardless of any deadlines, your employer must pay you all wages you earned. In some states, this includes any accrued vacation time that you haven't used yet; in others, it does not.

Hawaii law does not require employers to include pay for accrued vacation time in final paychecks.

If you believe a former employer has not paid you all wages you earned, see How Can I Find a Wage and Hour Lawyer in Hawaii?


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