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Hawaii Amends its Ban the Box Law to Fortify Protections for Ex-Offenders

Effective Sept. 15, 2020, SB 2193 will prevent most private sector employers in Hawaii from considering felony convictions older than seven years, and misdemeanor convictions older than five years, excluding periods of incarceration. The state shortened the 10-year lookback period to “reduce unnecessary employment discrimination against individuals with old and relatively minor conviction records, in furtherance of economic self-sufficiency, and to reduce crime and recidivism rates.

 

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