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Maui Employment Webinar | Oct. 11, 2023

Torkildson Katz, A Law Corporation, the Chamber of Commerce Hawaii, and the Maui Chamber of Commerce present an employment webinar on Wednesday, October 11, 2023. The webinar titled “Navigating Employee Support in the Aftermath of the Wildfire Disaster” will be held from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. online that day.

The hour-long Zoom webinar will include an open discussion on the impacts of the Maui wildfires on employee support. Webinar presenters will discuss a wide range of topics, including wage payments, volunteer activities, the application of the Dislocated Works Act, payout of vacation and sick leave, unemployment benefits, and more.

Webinar presenters include John Knorek and Joseph Ernst from Torkildson Katz, A Law Corporation. They will provide expert guidance on regulations and laws relating to employers affected by the disaster statewide. Join us and use this valuable resource as a way for your business to navigate the aftermath of the devastating wildfires.

Can't join us live? No problem! Register to attend, and we will send you the recording of the event afterward.

Maui Employment Webinar |Oct. 11, 2023

Register online

Registration is free for Maui Chamber of Commerce and Chamber of Commerce Hawaii members, and $15 for non-members.

To register for the event, visit

Date and Time:
Wednesday, October 11, 2023
10 a.m. – 11 a.m. HST

Online Zoom Webinar

Featured Speakers:

John L. Knorek

Director, Torkildson Katz

John L. Knorek, a Director at the firm, provides counsel and representation to large and small employers in all aspects of employment and wrongful discharge law. His practice also includes collective bargaining negotiations, affirmative action compliance, mediation, and arbitration. He provides training to businesses on employment discrimination and preventative personnel practices, including family leave, disability law, and sexual harassment. Mr. Knorek is a founding co-editor of the Hawaii Chamber of Commerce's Desk Manual for Employers and its Model Employer Handbook.

Joseph A. Ernst

Director, Torkildson Katz

Joseph A. Ernst is a Director of the firm and a member of the employment law department. His practice involves counseling and defending employers in all aspects of employment law, including defense of wrongful discharge, discrimination, harassment, whistleblower, and retaliation claims. He also assists clients with employer compliance with state and federal employment and labor laws.

About the Chamber of Commerce Hawaii

Founded in 1850, the Chamber of Commerce Hawaii is a non-profit organization dedicated to serving and advocating for businesses throughout Hawaii. More than 2,000 member companies representing more than 200,000 employees belong to the organization. The organization’s mission is to represent and address the needs and concerns of the business community throughout Hawaii.

About the Maui Chamber of Commerce

Founded in 1910, the Maui Chamber of Commerce is a non-profit organization dedicated to serving and advocating for businesses throughout the island of Maui. The organization’s mission is to improve the business climate for its members, encourage businesses and community prosperity by promoting economic programs, and serve as a non-partisan leader in the business community in Maui.

About our law firm

Founded in 1947, Torkildson Katz, A Law Corporation, represents individuals and corporations in Hawaii, the U.S. Mainland, and internationally in a wide range of legal matters. With offices in Honolulu and Hilo, the law firm’s primary practice areas are Labor and Employment, Business Litigation, Health Care, Real Estate and Business Law, Tax Planning and Controversy, and Administrative Law.

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