Labor and Employment

Labor and employment law firm in Hawaii with outstanding track record of success

Our law firm counsels clients across a sweeping spectrum of issues involving labor and employment law.

At Torkildson, Katz, Moore, Hetherington & Harris, Attorneys at Law, we know the stakes are high when you are facing a tough workplace legal challenge. Our firm has extensive experience in an area of law where there is no room for error. The attorneys at our firm have a depth of knowledge about applicable laws and we understand the regulations.

Our attorneys have attained national recognition for their expertise and in-depth knowledge of labor and employment law. That's why we are proud to offer practical, effective legal advice to individuals, businesses and international clients operating in Hawaii and around the world.

But we also recognize you need more than a bright attorney. You need a law firm that can help you develop the right solutions to fit your unique circumstances. We will listen to you and help you achieve your goals.

How We Can Help Your Business Advance

As the only law firm in Hawaii offering labor relations counsel for almost three decades, we draw on our experience to help employers respond effectively to union organizing campaigns and election petitions. We work closely with employers to help them avoid unfair labor practice charges, negotiate collective bargaining agreements, and defend management decisions in arbitration proceedings. Our labor attorneys have successfully represented employers in proceedings before the National Labor Relations Board, Hawaii Labor Relations Board, state and federal Departments of Labor and other administrative agencies regulating employment matters as well as the federal or state courts that oversee those administrative agencies.

Contact our law firm to learn how we can resolve your legal matter. You can also learn more on our page devoted to FAQs about our Labor and Employment Services. No matter how complex your case might seem, we can help your company succeed and conquer any challenge.

Meet Our Labor and Employment Attorneys

Lincoln S.T. Ashida

Lincoln S.T. Ashida

Born in Hilo, Lincoln S.T. Ashida is the longest serving Corporation Counsel...

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Christine (David) Belcaid

Christine (David) Belcaid

Christine Belcaid represents both local Hawaii and national employers in all aspects...

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Newton J. Chu

Newton J. Chu

Newton J. Chu is a Director of the Hawaii Island office for...

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Vaughn G.T. Cook

Vaughn G.T. Cook

Vaughn G. T. Cook practices law as a Director in the firm's...

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Joseph A. Ernst

Joseph A. Ernst

Joseph A. Ernst is a Director of the firm and a member...

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Tamara M. Gerrard

Tamara M. Gerrard

Tamara M. Gerrard has been litigating cases in Hawaii for twenty years,...

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Jennifer L. Gitter

Jennifer L. Gitter

Jennifer L. Gitter is an Associate in the firm's Honolulu office and...

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Jeffrey S. Harris

Jeffrey S. Harris

Jeffrey S. Harris represents employers in all aspects of labor and employment...

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Robert S. Katz

Robert S. Katz

Robert Katz, Director, has been practicing law in Hawaii for over 40...

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Kendra K. Kawai

Kendra K. Kawai

Kendra K. Kawai is a Director in the labor and employment department...

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John L. Knorek

John L. Knorek

John L. Knorek, a Director at the firm, provides counsel and representation...

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Austin F. McCullough

Austin F. McCullough

Austin F. McCullough, an Associate at our firm, joined the labor and...

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Ernest C. “Cary” Moore III

Ernest C. “Cary” Moore III

Ernest C. "Cary" Moore, III, Of Counsel, has practiced in the area of...

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Brian W. Tilker

Brian W. Tilker

Brian W. Tilker is a Director in the firm's Honolulu office and...

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