RCUH HR Information Only: Pay Transparency Law Effective January 1, 2024

TO:                 Principal Investigators and Project Administrators

On July 3, 2023, Hawai’i Governor Josh Green signed into law pay transparency bill SB 1057.  Effective January 1, 2024, Hawai’i employers with more than 50 employees will be required to disclose in all external job listings the hourly rate or salary range that reasonably reflects the actual expected compensation of the position. The objective of the law is to reduce pay inequalities and promote ongoing transparency. 

Overview of the guidelines and changes to the state’s equal pay law:

  • Does not apply to job listings for internal transfers or promotions within the employer; public employee positions for which salary, benefits, or other compensation are determined pursuant to collective bargaining; and positions with employers that have fewer than 50 employees
  • Prohibits discriminating between employees because of any protected category established under state law, not just sex
  • Compares employees in the establishment who perform “substantially similar work,” instead of “equal work”

Equity: RCUH Human Resources continues to conduct internal pay equity reviews and will follow up with projects as necessary.

Recruitments: By October 16, 2023, projects will be able to utilize an additional field on Step 3 to enter a proposed monthly salary/hourly rate or range for the position upon initiating a position request via the HR Portal (Hire Employees: Initiate Regular Hire).  This should reasonably reflect the actual expected compensation of the position, and align with your current employee equity (view Reports: Employee Reports on the HR Portal).  RCUH will review and confirm the advertised salary prior to posting. 

Policy 3.234 RCUH Recruitment (Regular Hires) will be updated with the revised advertised salary guidelines effective January 1, 2024. If you would like to request a meeting with RCUH Recruitment for additional training or assistance, click here to schedule a meeting or contact RCUH Recruitment at [email protected].