COVID-19 Legal Update: Hawaii

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Workers' Compensation Administrative board/ commission

Division of Workers' Compensation


How does the state define an occupational disease?

§386-3 Injuries covered. (a) If an employee suffers personal injury either by accident arising out of and in the course of the employment or by disease proximately caused by or resulting from the nature of the employment, the employee's employer or the special compensation fund shall pay compensation to the employee or the employee's dependents as provided in this chapter.

An employee's injury caused by a disease is compensable as an "injury by disease", pursuant to this section, when the disease (1) is caused by conditions that are characteristic of or peculiar to the particular trade, occupation, or employment, (2) results from employee's actual exposure to such working conditions, and (3) is due to causes in excess of the ordinary hazards of employment in general. 94 H. 70, 9 P.3d 382.


COVid-19 Specific Laws, agency declarations/ press releases, or enacted regulation?

LIRAB Updates

Governor Ige's Emergency Proclamations on COVID-19

LIRAB Order #6: Proceedings Rescheduled Through 8/31/20
June 29, 2020


Court Closures & Modified Call

COVID-19 Impact to Operations


Is the administrative court system closed or open?

Open - moving toward resuming towards full operations.


Does this state have a shelter-in-place in order?

No - order was 3/25/20 until 5/31/20; phased re-opening began 5/7/20.


Last Updated: 2/1/2021