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Torkildson Katz Appoints Andrew Chianese & Rachel Miyashiro as Directors

Torkildson Katz, A Law Corporation, is proud to announce the appointment of two new Directors at the firm - Andrew Chianese and Rachel Miyashiro. Attorney Andrew D. Chianese works in the litigation department at our law firm. Mr. Chianese has experience handling business litigation, construction litigation, and real property and commercial litigation. He has worked...

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Joseph A. Ernst Named Vice Chairman of the Board for Shriners Children's Hawaii

Joseph A. Ernst, a Director at Torkildson Katz, has been elected the Vice Chairman of the Board for Shriners Children’s Hawaii. This appointment is a reflection of his dedication and tireless work to make our community a better place through public service and generosity. As Vice Chairman of the Board, Mr. Ernst will provide oversight...

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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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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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