Attend the 29th Annual Employment Law Seminar to enjoy a full-day of in-person and up to the minute information on recent significant employment law developments. Presenters from Torkildson Katz A Law Corporation have extensive firsthand experience and knowledge on some of the most pressing legal issues that impact employers.
Hear from keynote speaker U.S. Attorney Clare E. Connors on current topics that impact Hawaii businesses.
As the United States Attorney, Clare E. Connors is the chief federal law enforcement official in the State of Hawaii. Ms. Connors was raised in Honolulu and graduated from Punahou School. She began her legal career with the Department of Justice in Washington, D.C. She previously served as trial attorney in the Tax Division's Western Criminal Enforcement Section, Assistant U.S. Attorney, and civil litigator and partner of the law firm Davis Levin Livingston. Ms. Connors received her J.D. in 2002 from Harvard Law School and her B.A. in 1996 from Yale College.
A must-attend event of the year to hear in-depth presentations on growing human resource-related trends that are often overlooked. Take advantage of the opportunity to ask complicated HR questions to the panel of experts and receive immediate feedback to your most pressing topics.
BONUS: All attendees to receive a $25 voucher to Zippy's Restaurants!
New in 2022: Take advantage of virtual attendance options. Register to attend with a virtual ticket to watch the presentations from the safety of your home or work office, without the hassle of coming down to Waikiki. Unfortunately, no SHRM/HRCI credits will be available for virtual attendees.
Bingo Card Giveaway with Southwest Airlines
Visit the exhibitor booths, collect stickers and enter for an opportunity to win Two Round Trip Tickets on Southwest Airlines. The winner will be announced at the Pau Hana Session.
Attend to earn 8.5 SHRM PDC and 5.0 HRCI credits!
The Chamber of Commerce Hawaii is recognized by SHRM to provide 8.5 Professional Development Credits (PDC) for SHRM-CP® or SHRM-SCP® recertification activities.
The use of this official seal confirms that this Activity has met HR Certification Institute’s® (HRCI®) criteria for recertification credit pre-approval. This Program, ID No. 601775 , has been approved for 5.00 HR (General) recertification credit hours toward aPHR™, aPHRi™, PHR®, PHRca®, SPHR®, GPHR®, PHRi™ and SPHRi™recertification through HR Certification Institute® (HRCI®).
7:30 - 8:30 AM: Registration, Breakfast and Exhibitor Tables
8:30 - 9:00 AM: Welcome and Legislative Update
9:00 - 10:00 AM: Group Session #1 - Legal Compliance Issues with Hybrid Work
Learn the hidden danger of remote work and the issues of returning to the workplace including compensation, accommodation and retention.
John L. Knorek, Kendra K. Kawai, Jacob T. Tokunaga & D. Elliot Gonzales
10:00 - 10:15 AM: Break
10:15 - 11:15 AM: Group Session #2 - Legal & Legislative Update
What the courts and legislatures have said about discrimination in the workplace including harassment, pay disparities and defending your hiring decisions.
Jeff S. Harris, Rachel K. H. Miyashiro, Joseph A. Ernst & Lincoln S. Ashida
11:15 - 11:30 AM: Break
11:30 - 12:45 PM: Lunch, Keynote Address by U.S. Attorney Clare E. Connors and Exhibitor Tables
12:45 - 1:00 PM: Break
1:00 - 2:00 PM: Breakout Session #1A - Internal Affairs
The pitfalls of internal investigations and what to do to avoid costly litigation.
Joseph A. Ernst & Rachel K. H. Miyashiro
1:00 - 2:00 PM: Breakout Session #1B - Non-Compete Agreements
The remaking of non-competition, non-solicitation and arbitration agreements. Congress and the Hawaii Supreme Court set new boundaries.
Jeff S. Harris & Austin F. McCullough
2:00 - 2:15 PM: Break
2:15 - 3:15 PM: Breakout Session #2A - Performance Evaluations
Dealing with employee performance issues both in-person and virtually
Kendra K. Kawai & Jacob T. Tokunaga
2:15 - 3:15 PM: Breakout Session #2B - Union Organizing
The rapid growth of union organizing, why your business could be targeted next like Starbucks and Apple stores, and what you can do legally to stay union free.
John L. Knorek & Lincoln S. Ashida
3:15 - 3:30 PM: Break
3:30 - 4:30 PM: Breakout Session #3A - Immigration Law Update
Vaughn G. T. Cook & Newton J. Chu
3:30 - 4:30 PM: Breakout Session #3B - Unreasonable Accommodations
Religion, disability, pregnancy and victim status accommodations
Kendra K. Kawai & Joseph A. Ernst
4:30 - 5:30 PM: Pau Hana and Exhibitor Tables
All-Inclusive Registration fees include self-parking, WIFI, SHRM/HRCI continuing education credits, Waikiki Sunrise Continental Breakfast, Coffee, Pan Roasted Chicken, Seasoned Vegetables, Jasmine Rice lunch and Strawberry Cheesecake dessert, Pau Hana Networking Reception with appetizers and one drink ticket and 2022 Employment Law Desk Manual. The Chamber Desk Manual contains common sense advice concerning Hawaii, federal employment and labor relations issues, and continues to an indispensable resource for personnel matters. Published annually by Torkildson, Katz, Hetherington, Harris & Knorek, this edition features new and revised materials not found in older editions.
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