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Torkildson To Present 28th Annual Employment Law Seminar

Torkildson, Katz, Hetherington, Harris, & Knorek Attorneys At Law will present the 28th Annual Employment Law Seminar virtually from 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 27, 2021. The comprehensive seminar will provide the most recent information on significant employment law developments, including legal issues that impact employers the most, what the “new normal”...

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Torkildson, Katz, Hetherington, Harris & Knorek and its Attorneys Recognized by Chambers and Partners

Chambers and Partners, which produces comprehensive rankings and insight into the world's leading lawyers, has recognized Torkildson, Katz, Hetherington, Harris & Knorek, Attorneys at Law, as a top labor and employment law firm (Band 1) in Hawaii in its 2021 Chambers USA Guide. In addition to firm-wide recognition, Chambers and Partners has recognized the following...

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COVID-19 Resource Library

Most Hawaii businesses and employers are feeling the economic impact of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19). Several businesses throughout Hawaii have had to shut their doors during the economic crunch. In addition, jobless claims and workers in need of sick leave are expected to rise drastically in the coming weeks. It's critical that businesses and employers...

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Employment Law Update Webinar | March 31, 2021 10:00AM

Kendra Kawai and Jennifer Gitter, of Torkildson, Katz, Hetherington, Harris, & Knorek, will be speaking at an upcoming Employment Law webinar from 10-11 a.m. on Wednesday, March 31. Employment laws are changing in light of the COVID-19 vaccination rollout, President Biden implementing new policies, and the Hawaii State Legislative continuing its session. During this webinar, Kawai...

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Employment Law Mid-Year Update Webinar | March 23, 2021 9:00AM

Join us on Tuesday, March 23rd at 9:00 AM for the 2021 Employment Law Mid-Year Update webinar presented by experts with Torkildson, Katz, Hetherington, Harris, & Knorek Attorneys At Law to hear updates on recently published guidelines issued by the Department of Labor (DOL) and Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) related to COVID-19. The webinar will be conducted remotely via Zoom from 9:00-11:00 AM on...

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January 2021 Labor Blog; Recent NLRB Decisions

Medic Ambulance Service, Inc., 370 NLRB No. 65 (January 4, 2021) The Board unanimously found the employer violated Section 8(a)(1) by maintaining rules prohibiting conducting personal business on company time or property and soliciting or distributing literature during working hours.  However, in a 2-1 split with Member McFerran dissenting, the Board found the employer did...

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December 2020 Labor Blog; Recent NLRB Decisions

Nestle USA, Inc., 18-CA-231008 (Dec. 7, 2020) Under the Wright Line standard, the employer violated Section 8(a)(1) of the National Labor Relations Act (“NLRA”) by discharging an employee after that employee reported and complained about harassment by a line supervisor.  The employee engaged in protected concerted activity by bringing a group complaint about a line...

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27th Annual Employment Law Seminar to be held on September 11, 2020

On September 11, 2020, Torkildson, Katz, Hetherington, Harris & Knorek, Attorneys at Law will be presenting the 27th Annual Employment Law Seminar remotely. This seminar will cover up-to-date laws that impact employers, including those pertaining to COVID-19, ADA and immigration. Those who wish to attend this seminar can do so from the safety and convenience of...

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John Knorek speaking at HR Management Webinar June 3-4, 2020

The Society Human Resource Management Hawaii chapter is proud to present HR Basics — a webinar featuring John Knorek at Torkildson, Katz, Hetherington, Harris & Knorek, Attorneys at Law! This is a great class for those new to HR (human resources), small business owners, or those HR professionals who are seeking a more well-rounded understanding of HR outside...

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John Knorek speaking at COVID-19 Webinar: Getting Back to Business, Safely - May 14, 2020

Hawaii will begin slowly lifting the restrictions placed on businesses due to COVID-19. Businesses must know what to expect when re-opening and implementing the new business model. Attorney John Knorek at Torkildson, Katz, Hetherington, Harris & Knorek, Attorneys at Law will be discussing planning for return-to-work from an employer's perspective at the Getting Back to Business, Safely....

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