In ranking on 'best and worst' states for workers, Hawaii does ... OK
HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - Hawaii isn't the best state for workers, according to a new ranking, but it's not among the worst either.
Instead, it's just above middling.
Oxfam America, a grouping of 20 charitable organizations, put Hawaii at no. 19 overall in its "Best and Worst States to Work in America" ranking.
The state performed not so well when it comes to wage policies, but did better compared to other states on work protections.
One major point of concern for the authors of the analysis: Hawaii's minimum wage is just $10.10 an hour, well below what's required to actually cover the most basic necessities in the islands.
Other potential problems identified by the analysis: Hawaii doesn't have some form of paid sick leave, doesn't require that workers get advanced notice before their schedules are shifted, and doesn't provide some form of paid family leave.
Washington was named the best state to work in America, followed by California. The worst: Virginia.
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