Hawaii

  • Project Labor Agreements

    Abercrombie administration directive encourages state agencies to require PLAs on state projects over $25 million.

  • Prevailing Wage

    Yes; $2,000. Non-profit bidders on experimental and demonstration housing projects are only covered for projects over $500,000.

  • Right to Work

    No.

  • Public-Private Partnerships

    Statute authorizes certain government entities to consider strategies that include private sector investment, but no statute authorizes government entities to engage in P3s.

  • Workforce Development Incentives

     

    Employment and Training Fund Micro Program – This program is most often used by businesses that need to upgrade the job skills of their employees. Training courses that are available include, but not limited to: computer, business, management, health, medical training, or soft skills training. Employers are eligible to receive up to 50% (maximum $250 tuition cap) of tuition costs provided by approved vendors.

  • Career and Technical Education

    100% of CTE high school graduates are placed in colleges or careers.

    Hawaii does not recognize NCCER as an approved curriculum for CTE programs.

  • 5-Year Average Job Growth Rate (2011-16)

    8.9% (construction of buildings).

Monthly Unemployment Rate in Hawaii

Industry Overview

Prompt Pay

Private: Owner to prime not in law.
Public: Owner to prime 30 days after invoice.
Subs:
– Private: Prime must pay sub within 10 days of receiving owner’s payment or getting subs receipt, whichever is later.
– Public: Prime to sub, 10 days; sub to lower tier, 60 days.

Immigration/E-Verify Mandate

No law in place.

Percentage of State GDP From Nonresidential Construction

5.9%.

Incidence Rate in Construction (2013)

3.4.

Occupational Safety & Health Oversight (State vs. Federal)

State plan covers private workplaces and state and local government workplaces.

Percentage of Union Membership in Private Construction

39.7%.

Marijuana Legalization Status

Legalized for medicinal use.

Business Facts

Minimum Wage (2016)

8.5

Percentage of Pensions Funded

62%

Effective Real-Estate Tax Rate

0.28%

Corporate Income Tax Rate(s)

4.4% - 6.4%

Capital Spending % As Share of Total State Spending (2013)

7.8%