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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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Update on OSHA, CMS and Other Applicable Vaccination Mandates | Jan. 27, 2022

Hear the latest about the vaccination mandates issued by the Occupational Safety and Health Division, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, and federal, state, city and county governments, including the effect of the January 13, 2022 opinions by the U.S. Supreme Court. Please join attorneys Jeffrey S. Harris and John L. Knorek of Torkildson, Katz,...

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29th Annual Employment Law Seminar | Aug. 26, 2022

Torkildson Katz, A Law Corporation, will present the 29th Annual Employment Law Seminar in person and virtually from 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 26, 2022, in the Hawaii Ballroom at Sheraton Waikiki. Online registration closes on Monday, Aug. 22, 2022. This year’s Employment Law Seminar will include a full day of timely information...

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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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Employment Law Mid-Year Update Webinar | April 29, 2022 10:00AM

Two attorneys from Torkildson, Katz, Hetherington, Harris, & Knorek Attorneys At Law will present the 2022 Employment Law Mid-Year Update webinar from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. on Friday, April 29, 2022. Join the Chamber, HR experts, Attorney Jeffrey Harris, and Attorney John Knorek to learn the latest personnel law trends, recent court decisions in...

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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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