State Regulations for Hawaii

Date Revised: 01/30/2024

Governing Body:

Hawai'i Department of Health (camps with food service)

Hawai'i Department of Human Services (camps serving elementary school-aged children)

License Required for Day Camps :
License Required for Resident Camps:
License Information:

Day Camps:

As an after school child care program – only camps that serve elementary school-aged children: Child Care Licensing


Resident Camps:

Child Care Licensing

Child Care Licensing - Exemptions

Food Establishment and Swimming Pool Guideline

Criminal Background Checks Required:
Criminal Background Checks Information:

Yes – only camps that serve elementary school-aged children.

Hawai'i Criminal Justice Data Center
Kekuanao'a Building
465 S. King St, Room 102
Honolulu, HI 96813
(808) 587-3100

Request for Criminal History Record Check form

  • $30 for record check - additional $20 for certified copy
State Allows FBI Checks:
Driving Record Checks:

An individual can request a Traffic Abstract and/or Traffic Court Report by submitting the individual’s name, date of birth and drivers license number to the Traffic Violations Bureau in Honolulu. Traffic Abstracts are also available at most District Courts.

  • Fee of $20
State Sex Offender Registry:

Hawai'i Sex Offender Registry

Minimum Wage:

$14.00 per hour

Minimum Wage Coverage and Exemptions:

Covers all employees unless specifically exempt.

Exemptions: certain seasonal youth camp staff members; employees subject to FLSA; employees with guaranteed pay of at least $2,000 a month (whether paid weekly, biweekly or monthly); relatives of the employer; bona fide executive, administrative, supervisory or professional employees

Subminimum Wage:

Subminimum wage rates may be issued by Labor Director under special certificates for a fixed time for: learners; apprentices; students working part-time and attending schools other than colleges, universities, business or technical schools; wards paroled from state youth correctional facilities; handicapped and disabled workers.

Minimum Wage Source:

H.R.S. §§387-1, 387-2, 387-9(a)

Overtime Pay Requirements:

1½ times regular rate after 40-hour week

Overtime Pay Exemptions:

Those employees exempt from the state minimum wage

Meal/Rest Period Requirements:

30-minute meal or rest period for minors age 14 to under age 16 if working 5 continuous hours.

Student Exemption from Unemployment Tax:
Student Exemption Information:

Students enrolled and regularly attending classes at a school, college, or university, and students enrolled in a full-time program at a nonprofit or public educational institution are exempt when service combines academic instruction and work experience.