Bank of Hawaii Honors Juneteenth

HONOLULU — In light of President Biden signing legislation on Thursday, June 17 establishing Juneteenth, or June 19, as a new Federal holiday, Bank of Hawaii will be giving each of its employees a floating holiday.

“Juneteenth is a symbolic day, one that is culturally important to so many Americans, and Bank of Hawaii is committed to supporting our employees with the time needed to reflect,” said Peter Ho, chairman, president and CEO of Bank of Hawaii.

Because the holiday falls on a weekend, and some Bank of Hawaii branches are scheduled for business, employees will be allowed to coordinate their day off with pay anytime throughout the remainder of the year.

  1. John b June 20, 2021 8:43 am Reply

    Was banking involved in the plantation days of Portuguese whipping Asian workers. Isn’t it time grove farm and other plantations make amends for their own form of slavery?

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