26th Annual Employment Law Seminar

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Name: 26th Annual Employment Law Seminar
Date: August 27, 2019
Time: 7:30 AM - 5:00 PM HST
Event Description:
Sorry, the registration for this event is SOLD OUT. If you would like to be placed on the waiting list, please email Tricia Fetui and you will be contacted if space becomes available. Mahalo!
Attend the 2019 Employment Law Seminar to enjoy a full-day of up to the minute information on recent significant employment law developments. Presenters from Torkildson, Katz, Hetherington, Harris & Knorek Attorneys at Law have extensive firsthand experience and knowledge on some of the most pressing legal issues that impact employers.

Hear from keynote speaker, U.S. Attorney for the District of Hawaii Kenji Price. Mr. Price will discuss the work performed by the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) to hold perpetrators of cyberattacks accountable and protect the data and privacy of individuals.  His remarks will also cover, among other things, valuable DOJ resources available to assist companies with their efforts to prevent and respond to cyber incidents.

Kenji M. Price is the U.S. Attorney for the District of Hawaii, serving as chief federal law enforcement officer for the State of Hawai?i. His office serves the approximately 1.4 million Hawaii residents with 20 attorneys in its Criminal Division, 5 attorneys in its Civil Division, and 40 support staff.  Prior to his appointment as U.S. Attorney, Mr. Price was a director at Alston Hunt Floyd & Ing and, previous to that, Assistant  U.S. Attorney in the Eastern District of new York. Mr. Price completed his undergraduate studies at Gonzaga University, and obtained a J.D. from the University of Pennsylvania Law School.

A must-attend event of the year to hear in depth presentation on growing human resource related trends that are often overlooked.

Registration fees include parking, continental breakfast, lunch, pau hana reception and 2019 Employment Law Desk Manual.
Attend to earn 6.0 SHRM & 5.5 HRCI PDC credits!

The use of this seal confirms that this activity has met HR Certification Institute?s® (HRCI®) criteria for recertification credit pre-approval.
This program has been approved for 6.00 PDC hours toward CP or SCP recertification through SHRM CERTIFICATION.


Agenda At-a-Glance

7:00 - 7:30 AM    Registration and Breakfast 

7:30 - 8:00 AM    Welcome and Legislative Update 

8:00 - 9:15 AM    Gender Discrimination in the Workplace

Hear from the panel on recent issues involving pay equity, the new discrimination laws protecting reproductive health decisions and gender-neutral terms.
John L. Knorek, Christine K. D. BelcaidRachel K. Hoke Miyashiro 
9:15 - 9:40 AM    Break 

9:45 - 11:00 AM    Managing Leave Laws and Curbing Abuse
Enjoy a real time update on current activity relating to employee leave law issues and how employers can be proactive in curbing suspected leave abuse.
Joseph A. Ernst, Kendra K. KawaiJennifer L. Gitter 

11:05 AM - 12:20 PM    Best Practices for Hiring ? Staying in Compliance with the Law
Best practices can eliminate or reduce potential legal risks, increase productivity and improve morale. Hear from the experts on how to stay on the right side of the law and benefit your organization at the same time.
Jeffrey S. Harris, Austin F. McCulloughWeiwei He 

12:25 - 1:40 PM    Lunch & Keynote Address

1:45 - 2:45 PM    First Breakout Session

How to Manage Employees with Mental Illness Issues and Intermittent Leave Requests

Mental health issues in the workplace are on the rise and increasing, understand the rights of your employees and learn how to identify signs of mental health issues and tips on how to manage.
John L. KnorekKendra K. Kawai & Jennifer L. Gitter 
Got the Munchies? The Current Status of Medical Marijuana And Other Drugs in the Workplace
Fast-moving changes in the cannabis laws and recent positions taken by the US Department of Justice create new and continuing challenges for employers. Explore the latest trends in development of cannabis law and policy, as well as other drugs, and how to best protect your organization.
Joseph A. Ernst & Rachel K. Hoke Miyashiro

 2:45 - 3:00 PM    Break 

3:00 - 4:00 PM    Second Breakout Session

   Wage and Hour Updates - How to Avoid Potential Pitfalls
Obtain the most current information the current administration?s position on wage and hour issues, including the most recent issues involved the proposed new overtime rule on annual minimum salary requirements.
Jeffrey S. Harris, Christine K. D. BelcaidWeiwei He
Immigration Update ? Hawaii Employers Under Continued Attack
Newton J. Chu, Vaughn G.T. Cook 

4:00 - 5:00 PM    Pau Hana Networking

Mahalo to our sponsor!

Hawaii Convention Center
1801 Kalakaua Avenue
Honolulu, HI 96815
Date/Time Information:
Tuesday, August 27, 2019
7:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Contact Information:
Tricia Fetui
General Admission
  • YP Member - $430.00
  • Chamber Member / SHRM - $480.00
  • Non-Member - $530.00
Exhibit Table
  • Lunch Only, No Seminar - $349.00
  • Lunch & 1 Seminar - $699.00
  • Lunch & Seminar for 2 - $999.00
Early bird pricing ends on June 30, 2019
Cancellation and Refund Policy:
5 business days or more prior to event - full refund
2-4 business days before event - 50% refund
0-1 business day before event - no refund

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