Employment Law - Hawaii
Managing Employees In 2018 & Beyond

The Hale Koa Hotel
Waikiki Ballroom

Honolulu, HI


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June 27th, 2018

The Hale Koa Hotel
Waikiki Ballroom


For our 7th annual Employment Law – Hawaii conference, we have gathered an esteemed group of Partners and Directors from highly regarded Hawaii law firms to present a range of topics, which speak to labor and employment issues of current interest - some appearing in major media virtually every week.

We begin the day with an update and analysis of the impact on Hawaii employers of recent new and amended Federal & State labor & employment legislation, including a discussion of the nature of  labor & employment issues and litigation trending in the first half of 2018 along with “hot” issues that may affect your company in the coming months.

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 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
“Labor & Employment Law Update:
A Review and Analysis of New & Recent Changes In Fed'l & Hawaii State Labor & Employment Law
+ Litigation Trends & Hot Issues For 2018 & Beyond"
Barbara A. Petrus, Esq., Partner
Goodsill Anderson Quinn & Stifel
Honolulu, HI

Session #2 – 9:30am – 10:30am
“How To Conduct An Impartial & Effective Internal  Sexual Harassment Investigation” - Part 1

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

Session #3 – 10:35am – 11:35pm
“How To Conduct An Impartial & Effective Internal  Sexual Harassment Investigation” - Part 2
Anna Elento-Sneed, Esq., President
ES&A Law, Inc. - A Law Corporation
Honolulu, HI

Session #4 – 11:40am – 12:05pm
Audience & Attorney - Open Q&A Roundtable
(Awaiting Attorney Confirmations)

12:05pm – 1:15pm - Hosted Luncheon

Session #5 – 1:20pm – 2:20pm
"Anatomy Of An Employment Law Suit - Why 5 Recent Hawaii Employment Complaints Ended Up In Litigation & How To Avoid Similar Situations In The Future"
John S. Mackey, Esq., Partner
Goodsill Anderson Quinn & Stifel
Honolulu, HI

Session #6 – 2:25pm – 3:25pm
"ADA & Reasonable Accommodation -Mistakes To Avoid, Opportunities To Explore"
Trisha C. Gibo, Attorney & Director
ES&A Law, Inc. - A Law Corporation
Honolulu, HI,

Session #7 – 3:30pm – 4:30pm
“Crafting An Effective Defense To EEOC Complaints"

Corianne C. Lau, Esq., Partner
Alston Hunt Floyd & Ing
Honolulu, HI


6.5 SHRM CP & SCP Recertification Credit Hours

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