The Chamber represents more than 2,000+ businesses of all sizes representing 210,000 employees from a wide variety of industries that are contributing more than $32 billion in revenue to Hawaii’s economy.
Event registration is now closed. We will be accepting walk-ins at the door with an additional $20 fee. If you have any questions, please contact Tricia Fetui at (808) 380-2611.
Join the Chamber and attorneys with Torkildson, Katz, Hetherington, Harris & Knorek for an update on personnel law trends and recent court decisions in labor and employment cases. Each session will include 5 minutes of Q&A.
Includes: Continental Breakfast
Earn 3 SHRM credits for attending! This program has been pre-approved and is valid for 3.00 SHRM PDCs. For more information about SHRM certification or SHRM recertification, please visit shrmcertification.org.
7:15 - 7:45 am: Registration
8:00 - 8:45 am:Hawaii Law Developments -- Looming issues at the Legislature.
John L. Knorek, a Director at the firm, provides counsel and representation to large and small employers in all aspects of employment and wrongful discharge law. His practice also includes collective bargaining negotiations, affirmative action compliance, mediation and arbitration. He provides training to businesses on employment discrimination and preventative personnel practices, including family leave, disability law and sexual harassment. Mr. Knorek is a founding co-editor of the Chamber of Commerce Hawaii's Desk Manual for Employers and its Model Employer Handbook. View more.
8:45 - 9:30 am:Sex Harassment Defenses in Hawaii -- How has #MeToo impacted Hawaii and what you can do to stay out of the news.
Kendra K. Kawai is a Director in the labor and employment department of the firm. She has extensive trial experience and regularly defends small and large employers in discrimination, harassment and disability cases at the administrative, state and federal levels. She also provides employers with guidance on wage and hour compliance issues and evaluates and updates employee handbooks. View more.
9:45 - 10:30 am:The New NLRB -- Trumps the Obama Rules and makes it easier to be an employer, mostly.
Jeffrey S. Harris, a Director at the firm, represents employers in all aspects of labor and employment law. His main areas of practice are employment litigation and counseling employers. Mr. Harris regularly defends employers in discrimination and retaliation litigation and protects their interests in unfair competition cases. He counsels clients in all areas of law affecting human resource management, including employee discipline and discharge, equal employment opportunity, disability accommodation, and wage and hour. View more.
10:30 - 11:15 am: Case Law Developments in Hawaii and Federal Courts -- affecting employment decisions in Hawaii.
Joseph A. Ernst is a Director of the firm and a member of the employment law department. His practice involves counseling and defending employers in all aspects of employment law, including defense of wrongful discharge, discrimination, harassment, whistleblower and retaliation claims. He also assists clients with employer compliance with state and federal employment and labor laws. Prior to joining the firm, Mr. Ernst worked in the Labor & Employment practice group for Carlsmith Ball LLP. View more.
11:15 - 11:30 am: Q&A
Employment Law Update
Date and Time
Wednesday Apr 25, 2018 8:00 AM - 11:30 AM HST
Wednesday, April 25, 2018
8:00 - 11:30 AM
Ala Moana Hotel - Garden/Lanai Room
410 Atkinson Drive, Honolulu
$50 Chamber members
$85 Non-Chamber members
$45 YP members
Registration Deadline: Monday, April 23.
A limited number of registrations may be taken after the deadline but will be subject to a $20 late fee.
5 days or more prior to event - full refund
2-4 days before event - 50% refund
0-1 day before event - no refund