Managing Workers Comp Claims - In Hawaii
Solutions For 2018 & Beyond

September 27th, 2018

The Hale Koa Hotel
Waikiki Ballroom

Honolulu, HI


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While Hawaii employers have made great strides in reducing workplace accidents and injuries, the most recent case statistics reported by the Bureau of Labor Statistics reveal that the rate per 100 employees for the State of Hawaii is nearly 25% higher than the national rate. And, 53% of injuries required days away from work. Add to that 20 fatal injuries, 69% of which happened to  people ranging in age from 20 to 44 years.

In response, an esteemed group of Hawaii-based Attorneys & Workers' Comp Professionals from highly regarded firms will present a range of topics, which speak to the challenge of reigning in workplace accidents and injuries.

We begin the day with an update and analysis of the impact on Hawaii employers of recent changes & trends in  Federal & State Workers' Comp law and the possible effect of recent Workers' Comp case decisions on Hawaii employers.

In response to almost daily headlines of sexual harassment, we follow with a 2-part, 2-hour training session on how to conduct fair and effective internal investigations of sexual harassment complaints, which will also prepare HR Professionals to manage investigations carried out by 3rd party consultants.

And, in response to many attendee requests, we’ve scheduled a 25 to 30 minute pre-luncheon "Ask An Attorney" Q & A Roundtable, featuring a panel of up to 4 Hawaii Labor & Employment Law Attorneys, which will give attendees an opportunity to get answers to some vexing employment law concerns.  For this session, we suggest that you type & print a description of the issue(s) you wish to pose to our panel.

For the afternoon sessions, we begin with The Anatomy of An Employment Lawsuit – an analysis of up to 5 recent Hawaii Employment Law cases that wound up in litigation – the court decisions and an examination of how to avoid  similar situations in the future.

This is followed by an examination of ADA Accommodations – those accommodations which are required and some that aren’t required, but which are engaging and can lead to a long and mutually-rewarding employment relationship.  Our final session will walk you through all the steps necessary to create an effective defense and prevail in cases involving EEOC complaints

You’ll learn this and more…

How recent changes in Fed’l & State labor & employment legislation may impact your Co.
How to proceed with ill-timed flattery & sexual harassment complaints
check How to conduct fair & effective internal sexual harassment investigations
You’ll get answers to some of your most vexing legal concerns
check How 5 recent complaints ended up in litigation, their outcomes & how to avoid them
Mistakes you don’t want to make in ADA situations & innovations you can use
The elements of an effective defense in EEOC complaints

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Your Agenda & Conference Faculty

7:00am – 8:00am Check-In & Cont’l Breakfast

Session #1 – 8:15am – 9:25am
“Workers' Comp & The Law: Gauging The Impact
Of Recent Changes & Trends In Fed'l & Hawaii State Workers' Comp Law & The Potential Effect Of
Recent Case Decisions"


Session #2 – 9:30am – 10:30am
“The 5 Most Frequent Workers' Comp Injuries

In Hawaii - Prevention, Mitigation & Impact on Employee Function & Leave"


Session #3 – 10:35am – 11:35pm
“Managing Complex Workers' Comp Claims -
When Comorbidities Enter The Picture


Session #4 – 11:40am – 12:05pm
"Ask An Attorney" - Q&A Roundtable


12:05pm – 1:15pm - Hosted Luncheon


Session #5 – 1:20pm – 2:20pm
"Accident & Injury Prevention - Pathways To"
Positve Results Through Employee Engagement"

Session #6 – 2:25pm – 3:25pm
Managing Disability Claims In Hawaii - "
The Interplay Of ADA, FMLA & HFLL"


Session #7 – 3:30pm – 4:30pm
“Fraud Prevention In Workers' Comp Claims"
Red Flags & Other Indicaters"


             6.5 SHRM CP & SCP Recertification PDCs
     UP TO 6.5 HRCI General Recertification Credit Hours
     (When Approved)