Hawaii Revised Statutes > Chapter 398 – Family Leave
|Part I||General Provisions||398-1 – 398-11|
|Part II||Enforcement||398-21 – 398-29|
Terms Used In Hawaii Revised Statutes > Chapter 398 - Family Leave
- Affidavit: A written statement of facts confirmed by the oath of the party making it, before a notary or officer having authority to administer oaths.
- Amendment: A proposal to alter the text of a pending bill or other measure by striking out some of it, by inserting new language, or both. Before an amendment becomes part of the measure, thelegislature must agree to it.
- Appeal: A request made after a trial, asking another court (usually the court of appeals) to decide whether the trial was conducted properly. To make such a request is "to appeal" or "to take an appeal." One who appeals is called the appellant.
- Attorney general: means the state attorney general or deputy attorneys general. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 245-1
- Bankruptcy: Refers to statutes and judicial proceedings involving persons or businesses that cannot pay their debts and seek the assistance of the court in getting a fresh start. Under the protection of the bankruptcy court, debtors may discharge their debts, perhaps by paying a portion of each debt. Bankruptcy judges preside over these proceedings.
- Beneficiary: A person who is entitled to receive the benefits or proceeds of a will, trust, insurance policy, retirement plan, annuity, or other contract. Source: OCC
- Child: means an individual who is a biological, adopted, or foster son or daughter; a stepchild; or a legal ward of an employee. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 398-1
- Cigarette: means any roll for smoking made wholly or in part of tobacco, irrespective of size and shape and whether or not the tobacco is flavored, adulterated, or mixed with any other ingredient, the wrapper or cover of which is made of paper or any other substance or material except tobacco. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 245-1
- Complaint: A written statement by the plaintiff stating the wrongs allegedly committed by the defendant.
- Contract: A legal written agreement that becomes binding when signed.
- Corporation: A legal entity owned by the holders of shares of stock that have been issued, and that can own, receive, and transfer property, and carry on business in its own name.
- Damages: Money paid by defendants to successful plaintiffs in civil cases to compensate the plaintiffs for their injuries.
- Defendant: In a civil suit, the person complained against; in a criminal case, the person accused of the crime.
- Department: means the department of labor and industrial relations. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 398-1
- Department: means the department of taxation. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 245-1
- Dependent: A person dependent for support upon another.
- Director: means the director of labor and industrial relations. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 398-1
- Discovery: Lawyers' examination, before trial, of facts and documents in possession of the opponents to help the lawyers prepare for trial.
- Donor: The person who makes a gift.
- employed: means service, including service in interstate commerce, performed for wages under any contract of hire, written or oral, express or implied, with an employer. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 398-1
- Employee: means a person who performs services for hire for not fewer than six consecutive months for the employer from whom benefits are sought under this chapter. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 398-1
- Employer: means any individual or organization, including the State, any of its political subdivisions, any instrumentality of the State or its political subdivisions, any partnership, association, trust, estate, joint stock company, insurance company, or corporation, whether domestic or foreign, or receiver or trustee in bankruptcy, or the legal representative of a deceased person, who employs one hundred or more employees for each working day during each of twenty or more calendar weeks in the current or preceding calendar year. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 398-1
- Employment benefits: means all benefits (other than salary or wages) provided or made available to employees by an employer, and includes group life insurance, accident and health or sickness insurance, sick leave, annual leave, educational benefits, and pensions, regardless of whether the benefits are provided by a policy or practice of an employer or by an employee benefit plan as defined in § 3(3) of the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974 (29 U. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 398-1
- Equitable: Pertaining to civil suits in "equity" rather than in "law." In English legal history, the courts of "law" could order the payment of damages and could afford no other remedy. See damages. A separate court of "equity" could order someone to do something or to cease to do something. See, e.g., injunction. In American jurisprudence, the federal courts have both legal and equitable power, but the distinction is still an important one. For example, a trial by jury is normally available in "law" cases but not in "equity" cases. Source: U.S. Courts
- Evidence: Information presented in testimony or in documents that is used to persuade the fact finder (judge or jury) to decide the case for one side or the other.
- Ex officio: Literally, by virtue of one's office.
- Guardian: A person legally empowered and charged with the duty of taking care of and managing the property of another person who because of age, intellect, or health, is incapable of managing his (her) own affairs.
- Health care provider: means a physician as defined under § 386-1. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 398-1
- Insured: means :
(1) The person identified by name as insured in a motor vehicle insurance policy complying with § 431:10C-301; and
(2) A person residing in the same household with a named insured, specifically:
(A) A spouse or reciprocal beneficiary or other relative of a named insured; and
(B) A minor in the custody of a named insured or of a relative residing in the same household with a named insured. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 431:10C-103
- Insurer: means every person holding a valid certificate of authority to engage in the business of making contracts of motor vehicle insurance in this State. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 431:10C-103
- Jurisdiction: (1) The legal authority of a court to hear and decide a case. Concurrent jurisdiction exists when two courts have simultaneous responsibility for the same case. (2) The geographic area over which the court has authority to decide cases.
- Licensed health care practitioner: includes dentists licensed under chapter 448, physicians licensed under chapter 453, physician assistants licensed under chapter 453, and advanced practice registered nurses licensed under chapter 457. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 577D-1
- Minor without support: means a person who is at least fourteen years of age but less than eighteen years of age who is not under the care, supervision, or control of a parent, custodian, or legal guardian. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 577D-1
- Motor vehicle: means any vehicle of a type required to be registered under chapter 286, including a trailer attached to such a vehicle, but not including motorcycles and motor scooters. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 431:10C-103
- Motor vehicle insurance policy: means an insurance policy that meets the requirements of § 431:10C-301. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 431:10C-103
- Obligation: An order placed, contract awarded, service received, or similar transaction during a given period that will require payments during the same or a future period.
- Owner: means a person who holds the legal title to a motor vehicle; except that in the case of a motor vehicle which is the subject of a security agreement or lease with a term of not less than one year with the debtor or lessee having the right to possession, such term means the debtor or lessee. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 431:10C-103
- Parent: means a biological, foster, or adoptive parent, a parent-in-law, a stepparent, a legal guardian, a grandparent, or a grandparent-in-law. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 398-1
- Partnership: A voluntary contract between two or more persons to pool some or all of their assets into a business, with the agreement that there will be a proportional sharing of profits and losses.
- Person: means , when appropriate to the context, not only individuals, but corporations, firms, associations, and societies. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 431:10C-103
- Personal vehicle: means a vehicle that is:
(1) Used by a transportation network company driver to provide a prearranged ride;
(2) Owned, leased, or otherwise authorized for use by the transportation network company driver; and
(3) Not a taxicab, limousine, or other for-hire vehicle. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 431:10C-701
- Plaintiff: The person who files the complaint in a civil lawsuit.
- Pleadings: Written statements of the parties in a civil case of their positions. In the federal courts, the principal pleadings are the complaint and the answer.
- Prearranged ride: means the provision of transportation by a transportation network company driver to a passenger, beginning when a transportation network company driver accepts a passenger's request for a ride through a digital network or software application service controlled by a transportation network company, continuing while the transportation network company driver transports the requesting passenger, and ending when the requesting passenger, or the last passenger from the requesting passenger's party, departs from the personal vehicle. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 431:10C-701
- Primary medical care and services: means health services that include screening, counseling, immunizations, medication, and treatment of illnesses and medical conditions customarily provided by licensed health care practitioners in an outpatient setting. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 577D-1
- Quorum: The number of legislators that must be present to do business.
- Remainder: An interest in property that takes effect in the future at a specified time or after the occurrence of some event, such as the death of a life tenant.
- Serious health condition: means a physical or mental condition that warrants the participation of the employee to provide care during the period of treatment or supervision by a health care provider, and:
(1) Involves inpatient care in a hospital, hospice, or residential health care facility; or
(2) Requires continuing treatment or continuing supervision by a health care provider. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 398-1
- Settlement: Parties to a lawsuit resolve their difference without having a trial. Settlements often involve the payment of compensation by one party in satisfaction of the other party's claims.
- Sibling: means an individual who is a biological, adopted, or foster brother or sister; or a stepbrother or stepsister of an employee. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 398-1
- sold: includes any delivery of cigarettes or tobacco products, whether cash is actually paid therefor or not. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 245-1
- Stamp: means a stamp printed, manufactured, or made by authority of the department, as provided in this chapter, that is issued, sold, or circulated by the department, and by the use of which the tax levied under this chapter is paid. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 245-1
- Statute: A law passed by a legislature.
- Subpoena: A command to a witness to appear and give testimony.
- Summons: Another word for subpoena used by the criminal justice system.
- Testify: Answer questions in court.
- Testimony: Evidence presented orally by witnesses during trials or before grand juries.
- Transportation network company: means an entity that uses a digital network or software application service to connect passengers to transportation network company drivers; provided that the entity:
(1) Does not own, control, operate, or manage the personal vehicles used by transportation network company drivers; and
(2) Is not a taxicab association or a for-hire vehicle owner. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 431:10C-701
- Transportation network company driver: means an individual who operates a personal vehicle used to transport a passenger between points chosen by the passenger and prearranged through a transportation network company and that is:
(1) Owned, leased, or otherwise authorized for use by the individual;
(2) Not a taxicab or for-hire vehicle; and
(3) Used to provide prearranged rides to passengers. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 431:10C-701
- Trustee: A person or institution holding and administering property in trust.
- Venue: The geographical location in which a case is tried.