State House lawmakers passed a bill that will raise the minimum wage in Hawaii.

HONOLULU STAR-ADVERTISER

State House passes bill to increase minimum wage


By Associated Press

House lawmakers passed a bill to raise Hawaii’s minimum wage to $10 an hour by 2018. The bill will have to be hammered out in conference with the Senate before it goes to the governor to become law.

State House lawmakers passed a bill Tuesday that will raise the minimum wage in Hawaii.

In its current form, the bill raises Hawaii’s minimum wage by 50 cents beginning next year and by 75 cents a year until it hits $10 an hour in 2018.

It doubles the existing tip credit to 50 cents but restricts it to employees whose wages and tips together exceed the minimum wage by at least $7 an hour. The tip credit is the amount an employer can withhold from the wages of a worker who also earns tips.

However, the measure’s details may still have to be hammered out in conference with the Senate.

Hawaii’s minimum wage has been $7.25 an hour since 2007.