Work & Family Policy Database
Expanded Family and Medical Leave
Subject: Job-Protected Leave, Family and Medical Leave
Statute/Code Cite: Haw. Rev. Stat. Secs. 398-1, 398-3.
Summary: The Hawaii family leave law applies to workers with six months’ tenure in businesses with 100 or more employees. It defines “family” more broadly than the federal Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) to include reciprocal beneficiaries (which may include same-sex partners).
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