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Four New Hawaii Employment Laws

Posted Tuesday, September 22, 2020 2:15 pm

Governor Ige signed four employment bills into law on September 15, 2020.

  • HB 2054 HD1 SD1 (Act 17) prohibits sexual harassment and sexual assault nondisclosure agreements;
  • HB 2148 HD1 SD1 (Act 40) expands the Hawaii Family Leave Law to include care for grandchildren and clarifies the definition of “sibling”;
  • HB 2350 HD2 SD1 (Act 44) updates DLIR’s monetary assessments and penalties according to changes in the Consumer Price Index; and
  • SB 2193 HD2 (Act 51) abbreviates the lookback period for criminal convictions.

To learn more about these bills and their implications for employers, click here.


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