Labor & Employment Law- Hawaii
Managing Employees In 2019 & Beyond

June 26th, 2019

The Hale Koa Hotel
Waikiki Ballroom

Honolulu, HI






For this conference, we have  assembled an impressive faculty of 6 eminently qualified and accomplished attorneys representing top-tier Hawaii law firms - to present a comprehensive 6-session employment law conference complemented by a special half-session "Ask An Attorney" Open Q&A Session featuring 2 Attorneys.providing answers to audience questions on various employment law issues.

The conference begins with a review & amalysis of recent changes and trends in Hawaii State employ-ment law, including Hawaii case decisions and their impact on employers plus hot legal issuses and litigation trends in 2019..

In following sessions, we narrow our focus to specific HR administrative issues, including an important review of the rules for content and retention of Employee Records - what to keep, where and, importantly, for how long and what employee actions are especially important to document for defense in potemtial law suits. Well also examine potential legal issues arising out of Joint Employee Relationships, how they may occur and what you can do to protect and defend your company should the need arise.

The afternoon sessions begin appropriately with a discussion of how to avoid potentially costly IRS issues through accurate Employee Classifications which clearly distinguish between Employees and Independent Contractors and how they are further distinguished through related payroll administration. The day progresses with an examination of the often confusing tangle of family leave issues created by ADA, FMLA & HFLL and, importantly, which law prevails when they intersect and under what conditions.  We end the day on a high note with an examination of how to avoid & defend Employee Harassment & Retaliation Complaints.

Six information-packed sessions, with the bonus "Ask An Attorney" Q&A half-session and a volume of legal opinion to guide you through the potential minefield of hiring and managing employees in 2019 & beyond.

You’ll learn this and more…

The impact on Hawaii employers of trends & recent changes in state & federal legislation
check Accurately defining  and paying exempt & non-exempt employees and independent contractors
check How to avoid potential landmines in joint-employee relationships
Clearer understanding of ADA, FMLA & HFLL and which law to follow when they intersect
check Key essentials in avoiding & defending harassment & retaliation complaints
All about employee records, where and for how long should records be kept & employee inter- actions to document for defense of potential law suits  

To Register: Online CLICK HERE

The Management Education Council
13502 Whittier Blvd., Suite H-152,
Whittier CA 90605

Toll Free: (866) 811-9811

Your Agenda & Hawaii-Based Faculty

6:45am – 7:50am Check-In & Cont’l Breakfast

Session #1 – 8:00am – 9:10am
“Labor & Employment Law Update: An Analysis of New & Recent Amendments in Hawaii Labor & Employment Law, Including Case Decisions & Their Impact on Hawaii Employers + Litigation Trends & Hot Issues In 2019

Sarah O. Wang, Esq., Partner
Marr Jones & Wang  – Honolulu, HI

Session #2 – 9:15am – 10:20am
“Documents & Documentation - Effective Risk Management With Accurate Employee Records Management - What To Keep, Where & For How Long & What To Document For Defense In Potential Law Suits"

Corianne W. Lau, Esq., Partner
Dentons - US, LLP - Honolulu, HI

Session #3 – 10:25am – 11:25am
“Identifying & Avoiding Potential Landmines In Joint Employee Relationships"

Anna Elento-Sneed Esq., President
ES&A Law, Inc. - A Law Corporation - Honolulu, HI

Special Session  – 11:30am – 12:00pm
Ask An Attorney - An Open Q&A Session"

John S. Mackey, Esq., Partner
Goodsill Anderson Quinn & Stifel - Honolulu, HI

Anna Elento-Sneed Esq., President
ES&A Law, Inc. - A Law Corporation - Honolulu, HI

12:05am – 1:05pm - Hosted Luncheon

Session #4 – 1:10pm – 2:10pm
“Employee Or Contractor? Avoiding Often Costly IRS Issues Through Effective Classification & Payroll Administration" 

Trisha C. Gibo, Esq., Director
ES&A - A Law Corporation – Honolulu, HI

Session # 5 – 2:15pm – 3:15pm
“ADA, FMLA & HFLL: Which Law Prevails Where They Intersect & Under What Conditions"

John S. Mackey, Esq., Partner
Goodsill Anderson Quinn & Stifel – Honolulu, HI

Session # 6 - 3:20pm - 4:20pm
“Avoiding & Defending Employee Harassment & Retaliation Complaints

Louise K. Y. Ing, Esq., Partner, Director
Dentons - US, LLP - Honolulu, HI

6.0 SHRM CP & SCP Recertification Credit hours
(Upon Approval)

6.0 HRCI General Recertification Credit Hours
(Upon Approval)