South Carolinas Expansion of its Criminal History Expungement Laws

The South Carolina General Assembly recently passed legislation that will expand the states current expungement law and allow individuals to more easily remove criminal convictions from their records. While ban the box laws prohibit employers from asking applicants about their criminal record on job applications, the new law will make it easier for persons to erase certain convictions from their records. The move is intended to expand the potential workforce in the state by removing employment barriers for offenders. The new legislation provides immunity to employers with respect to any administrative claim or lawsuit related to an employees expunged conviction.

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