Hawai‘i Supreme Court Denies Motion to Reconsider Back Wages for Teachers

July 28, 2017, 1:50 PM HST (Updated July 28, 2017, 1:54 PM)

The Hawai‘i Supreme Court yesterday denied a motion for reconsideration in Kawashima v. State of Hawai‘i.

Last month the Supreme Court ruled in Kawashima that certain substitute teachers and part-time teachers who had worked for the State of Hawai‘i at relevant times between 2000 and 2012 were not entitled to back wages or interest for alleged underpayments by the state.

That decision by the Hawai‘i Supreme Court closed more than a decade of litigation and ends the claims raised by the class action plaintiffs. The plaintiffs filed a motion for reconsideration of that decision, which the Supreme Court has now denied.

The State of Hawai‘i was represented at all stages of this litigation, including the appeal, by state attorneys from within the Hawai‘i Department of the Attorney General. The class action plaintiffs were represented by the local law firm Alston Hunt Floyd & Ing.

A copy of yesterday’s ruling from the Hawai‘i Supreme Court denying the motion for reconsideration can be downloaded HERE.



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