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HEC Member Webinar on COVID-19 Planned for Oct. 25

On Monday, October 25, Dr. Deb Friesen and John Knorek join forces to offer Hawaii Employers Council an informational webinar about COVID-19. Together, they will cover the health and medical questions of COVID-19, vaccinations, and considerations for employers with an organization-wide mandatory vaccination and testing plan, as well as what recent news and developments mean...

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Six Torkildson Katz Directors Recognized in 2022 Edition of The Best Lawyers in America

Torkildson, Katz, Hetherington, Harris & Knorek, Attorneys at Law is proud to announce that six of its directors were included in the 2022 Edition of The Best Lawyers in America. First published in 1983, Best Lawyers is one of the most well-known and respected publications in the legal world. Because inclusion in the publication is...

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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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Zoom Presentation on Aug. 17: Legal Traps Businesses Should (and Can) Avoid

Attorneys from Torkildson, Katz, Hetherington, Harris & Knorek will host a panel discussion titled "Legal Traps Businesses Should (and Can) Avoid" on Tuesday, Aug. 17, 2021. To download a printable version of the event flyer, click here. Presented by the Hawai‘i Small Business Development Center & MBDA Enterprising Women of Color Business Center at YWCA...

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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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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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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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