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Maternity leave is required, but getting paid for it is not

By June Watanabe

POSTED: 01:30 a.m. HST, Aug 13, 2014

~~<p><strong>Question</strong>: A friend recently had her first baby, and it was very hard to find information on paid maternity leave in Hawaii. She inquired with her human resources section and was told there was no allocation for paid maternity leave, unless she had sick leave to cover her time out. I read an article that said Hawaii was one of the few states that requires it. Can you help with some answers/clarification? I don't think many people are aware of it, not even the experts.</p>
<p><strong>Answer</strong>: Roman Amaguin, an employment and labor lawyer in Hawaii, provided us with information on what he said &quot;is one of the most complex areas of the law.&quot;</p>
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Question: A friend recently had her first baby, and it was very hard to find information on paid maternity leave in Hawaii. She inquired with her human resources section and was told there was no allocation for paid maternity leave, unless she had sick leave to cover her time out. I read an article that said Hawaii was one of the few states that requires it. Can you help with some answers/clarification? I don't think many people are aware of it, not even the experts.

Answer: Roman Amaguin, an employment and labor lawyer in Hawaii, provided us with information on what he said "is one of the most complex areas of the law." Login for more...



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