Summary of Statutory Disability & Paid Family Leave Plans

Statutory Disability & Paid Family Leave (PFL) benefits are required to be provided by employers or the State to employees working in the below states. Disability benefits provide short term wage replacement to employees to recover from their own medical condition. PFL is paid time away from work to bond with a new child, take care of a sick family member, or have a qualifying military exigency.

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Disability Compensation Division
Department of Labor and Industrial Relations
(808) 586-9188

Temporary Disability Insurance Law
No state administration of claims.

Employers must insure or self-insure.

Insured and self-insured plans must provide statutory minimum.
58% of average weekly wage, rounded to the next higher dollar.Maximum weekly benefit in 2021 is $640
Benefits payable from the eighth day of disability for a maximum duration of 26 weeks in a benefit year.
ELIGIBILITYEmployee must have worked for a covered Hawaii employer for at least 14 weeks, been paid for 20+ hours in each week and earned wages of at least $400 during the 52 weeks immediately preceding the first day of disability.

Deductions from wages cannot be made if an employee does not meet the Law’s eligibility requirements.
Employer has option to pay the entire cost or share it with the employee.
Maximum employee cost is 0.5% of the first $1,102.90 of employee’s weekly wages.

(max weekly cost is $5.51)

* Program provisions currently under development

Upcoming Statutory State Program:

• Employee Deductions begin January 1, 2022
• Benefits begin January 1, 2023 *HB 3398 pending to delay implementation requirements for PFML program one year

• Employee Deductions begin January 1, 2023
• Benefits begin January 1, 2024

Disclaimer: The Larkin Company compiled this summary for general informational purposes and as a courtesy only. All information is provided in good faith and based on readily available information from various sources. We have taken reasonable steps to ensure the accuracy of the information provided, however we make no representation or warranty of any kind, expressed or implied, regarding its accuracy or completeness. We encourage and advise you to consult with the appropriate licensed professionals before taking any actions based upon such information provided herein.