Employment Law Update

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Name: Employment Law Update
Date: April 27, 2017
Time: 7:45 AM - 11:30 AM HST
Registration: Sorry, public registration for this event has been closed.
Event Description:
Join the Chamber and Torkildson, Katz, Moore, Hetherington & Harris 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 and the program will be followed by Q&A session.
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 pre-approved and is valid for 3.00 SHRM PDCs. For more information about SHRM certification or SHRM recertification, please visit shrmcertification.org.

Includes: Continental Breakfast
Parking: Special rate of $6.00. Self park entrance located on the Mahukona Street side of the hotel.


7:15 - 7:45 am: Registration
7:45 - 8:00 am: Legislative Update with Pono Chong
8:00 - 8:45 am: Wage and Hour, and Arbitration Update
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.

8:45 - 9:30 am: Think Before You Terminate – Lessons to be Learned
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: Update on LGBT Rights and More Guidance on National Origin Discrimination
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.

10:30 - 11:15 am: Missing Work, Managing Mental Disabilities and Developments Under Trump's First 100 days
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 Hawaii Chamber of Commerce's Desk Manual for Employers and its Model Employer Handbook. View more.

11:15 - 11:30 am: Q&A

Sponsored by:
Ala Moana Hotel – Hibiscus I
410 Atkinson Drive, Honolulu
Date/Time Information:
Thursday, April 27, 2017
8:00 - 11:30 AM
Contact Information:
Cristina Barbata
$50 Chamber members
$85 Non-Chamber members
$45 Young Professionals

Registration Deadline: Monday, April 24.
A limited number of registrations may be taken after the deadline but will be subject to a $20 late fee.

Cancellation policy:
5 days or more prior to event – full refund
2-4 days before event – 50% refund
0-1 day before event – no refund
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