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Hawaii: Prohibitions on using applicants’ wage histories in hiring and requiring employees to keep wages secret go into effect

January 1, 2019

On July 6, 2018, Governor Ige signed Senate Bill 2351. The bill prohibits employers from requesting or considering an applicant’s wage history as part of their application process or compensation offer. It also prohibits employers from enforcing policies that prohibit employees from discussing their own or co-workers’ wages or retaliating against employees that disclose or discuss wages.

The new law becomes effective on January 1, 2019.

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