Chamber of Commerce Hawaii
May 25, 2016

In this May 25, 2016 edition:

President's Message
Work Environment 2.0
LANPAC Symposium Returns to Hawaii
Register Now for Early-Bird Pricing on Annual Employment Law Seminar
Check Out Member Spotlights

President's Message

Aloha Chamber members:

As part of our advocacy efforts, the Chamber's role is to update you on important changes to laws and regulations. Recently, the U.S. Department of Labor issued a new ruling to the Wage and Hour Law, which increases the annual salary threshold for exempt positions from $23,660 to $47,476 (or from $455 to $913 per week), effective Dec. 1, 2016 and updated every three years. 

For further information, please click here for an analysis by the Chamber's Employment Law Seminar sponsor and partner, Torkildson, Katz, Moore, Hetherington & Harris.
On a related note, please save the date for the Annual Employment Law Seminar scheduled for August 18, 2016 for the latest updates at the state and federal levels that you will need to know. Register now for early-bird pricing. 
If you have questions on other rulings and statutes, please email Jenny Lee. We are here to assist you with any questions, as well as connect you with the right resources. 

Laulima & mahalo,
Sherry Menor-McNamara

President & CEO

Work Environment 2.0

Receive the latest information on the job market, what employees are looking for in a work environment and how to keep them engaged at our Work Environment 2.0: Adapting to a Changing Work Environment seminar on June 21, 8am-1pm.
Session I: Industry and Job Market Data
Current industry and occupation data for the Hawaii and national job markets. 

  • Average wage information by industry and occupation
  • Job postings and fulfillment rates
  • Job market transfer: What industries are you competing with for employees?

Session II: Engaging and Managing Millennials
Session III: Recruiting and Retaining Good Employees in a Good Economy
Session IV: Work Environment 2.0 Survey Presentation
Over 400 respondents have taken our survey on what they want from an employer, job and manager. Respondents include college students to the most seasoned employees. 
Click here for more information and to register. Sponsorships are still available. Email Cristina Barbata.

Biz Tip: Learn about the Chamber's Manufacturing in Hawaii Initiative which provides resources and seeks to enhance opportunities within the industry. 

LANPAC Symposium Returns to Hawaii

This week, the Association of the United States Army (AUSA) returned to the Sheraton Waikiki for the 2016 AUSA ILW LANPAC Symposium and Exposition.
Hosted by AUSA’s Institute of Land Warfare (AUSA ILW), with participation from the U.S. Army Pacific and U.S. Pacific Command, this world-class international event continues to leverage the strategic location of Hawaii to bring together government, industry representatives and military leaders from our allied nations in the Indo-Asia-Pacific theater while highlighting the role of land forces and their contributions to the Joint Force in peace and war.
The Military Affairs Council (MAC) has worked closely with AUSA representatives for the last two years in an effort to ensure that this conference continues to grow. In 2015, the number of attendees, including participation from foreign nations, doubled.  Additionally, there have been indications that the 2016 conference will greatly exceed expectations, and that such success solidifies LANPAC’s return to Hawaii in 2017.
For more information about LANPAC, please click here.

Click here to learn more about the Military Affairs Council (MAC) and MAC members.

Register Now for Early-Bird Pricing on Annual Employment Law Seminar 

Register now for early-bird pricing for our annual Employment Law Seminar on August 18, hosted in partnership with Torkildson, Katz, Moore, Hetherington & Harris.

This full-day seminar will provide attendees with a comprehensive update on personnel law trends, including discrimination and harassment, from some of Hawaii’s most respected labor law professionals.

Attendees will also receive a printed copy and online access to the 2016-2017 Chamber Desk Manual, the latest edition of this manual concerning Hawaii and federal employment and labor relations issues. 

Click here to register and for more information. Exhibition tables are also available for Chamber members. Email Cristina Barbata for additional details.

Check out our Member Spotlights and special Member-to-Member discount offers