Firm fined $767K for alleged labor violations at Waikiki hotel project

A Texas-based construction firm that was contracted to work on a $20 million renovation of the Maile Sky Court Hotel in Waikiki was fined $767,095 for failing to comply with Hawai’i’s labor laws.

The state Department of Labor and Industrial Relations said in a news release that the penalties against R&R Construction were for failing to provide prepaid health care, temporary disability insurance and workers’ compensation insurance. DLIR officials said R&R Construction allegedly mis-classified 65 construction employees as independent contractors.