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Hawai'i Employment Law Seminar Offers Important Info to a Sold-out Crowd!

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By Wendy Laros, Executive Director

View from Front cropMost business owners and managers agree that employment law is a very important topic worthy of time and attention. Thankfully, the Hawai'i based firm Torkildson, Katz, Moore, Hetherington, and Harris address this need with an annual day-long seminar titled Hawai'i Employment Law offered through chambers across the state. On Thursday, September 28th, the Kona-Kohala Chamber of Commerce held this seminar at the Waikoloa Beach Marriott to a sold-out crowd of 50 participants.

LawyersPresenter John Knorek, Esq. started the day giving the audience a big picture overview of what’s happening at the federal level with the Trump administration. Newton Chu, Esq. and Knorek proceeded to explain guidelines about leave law both at the federal and state level. Austin McCullough, Esq. spoke about effective witness interviews and Chu ended the day with updates on I-9 forms.

Leayne Trubell, Senior Human Resources Business Partner with Waikoloa Resorts King’s Land states, “I come each year because I get the latest updates in employment law. This year, I brought our department heads in security, engineering, front desk operations, and our business office. This helps us as a team to understand more about compliance and HR challenges.”

rhonda darling pollard - hawaii water serviceRhonda Darling Pollard of Hawaii Water Service was impressed with the day-long seminar and when asked about her ‘take-aways’ she stated, “Document, document, document! Here in Hawai'i we have such a nice laid back style, but we still need to remember to document facts, comply, and do what’s right for the company.”

Kona-Kohala Executive Director Wendy Laros adds, “Mahalo to Torkildson and Katz for the service they provide for our members and our community. This content rich seminar is an important educational opportunity for businesses here in Kona and Kohala. With a sold-out crowd this year, we will work at expanding for next year.”

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