Published in Hawaii Business Magazine (March 2016).
In many ways, there is no better place to be a worker than Hawaii.
In 1974, Hawaii became the first state to require companies to provide health insurance for eligible employees working 20 or more hours per week. The state leads the other states in the number of protected classes against workplace discrimination. It is one of just a handful of states that require employers to have temporary disability insurance for employees, including pregnant employees. And state laws define “family” more expansively than federal laws (take our quiz on page 41 to learn the broader state definition).
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