7:30 - 8:30 AM: Registration, Breakfast and Exhibitor Tables
8:30 - 9:00 AM: Welcome and Legislative Update
9:00 - 10:00 AM: Group Session #1 - Legal Compliance Issues with Hybrid Work
Learn the hidden danger of remote work and the issues of returning to the workplace including compensation, accommodation and retention.
John L. Knorek, Kendra K. Kawai, Jacob T. Tokunaga & D. Elliot Gonzales
10:00 - 10:15 AM: Break
10:15 - 11:15 AM: Group Session #2 - Legal & Legislative Update
What the courts and legislatures have said about discrimination in the workplace including harassment, pay disparities and defending your hiring decisions.
Jeff S. Harris, Rachel K. H. Miyashiro, Joseph A. Ernst & Lincoln S. Ashida
11:15 - 11:30 AM: Break
11:30 - 12:45 PM: Lunch, Keynote Address with Clare E. Connors and Exhibitor Tables
12:45 - 1:00 PM: Break
1:00 - 2:00 PM: Breakout Session #1A - Internal Affairs
The pitfalls of internal investigations and what to do to avoid costly litigation.
Joseph A. Ernst & Rachel K. H. Miyashiro
1:00 - 2:00 PM: Breakout Session #1B - Non-Compete Agreements
The remaking of non-competition, non-solicitation and arbitration agreements. Congress and the Hawaii Supreme Court set new boundaries.
Jeff S. Harris & Austin F. McCullough
2:00 - 2:15 PM: Break
2:15 - 3:15 PM: Breakout Session #2A - Performance Evaluations
Dealing with employee performance issues both in-person and virtually
Kendra K. Kawai & Jacob T. Tokunaga
2:15 - 3:15 PM: Breakout Session #2B - Union Organizing
The rapid growth of union organizing, why your business could be targeted next like Starbucks and Apple stores, and what you can do legally to stay union free.
John L. Knorek & Lincoln S. Ashida
3:15 - 3:30 PM: Break
3:30 - 4:30 PM: Breakout Session #3A - Immigration Law Update
Vaughn G. T. Cook & Newton J. Chu
3:30 - 4:30 PM: Breakout Session #3B - Unreasonable Accommodations
Religion, disability, pregnancy and victim status accommodations
Kendra K. Kawai & Joseph A. Ernst
4:30 - 5:30 PM: Pau Hana and Exhibitor Tables