Jeffrey S. Harris

Employment Compliance, Employment Litigation and Labor Relations

Jeffrey S. Harris represents employers in all aspects of labor and employment law.  He has over 36 years of experience.

Mr. Harris advises management to:

(a) Comply with all wages and hour, employee benefit, leave and prevailing wage laws;

(b) Avoid discrimination, harassment, retaliation, whistleblower and failure to accommodate claims;

(c) Manage labor relations according federal law about elections, negotiations, strikes and picketing;

(d) Maintain the workplace according to safety and health and substance abuse law;

(e) Effectively protect trade secrets and investment in training employees and

(f) Comply with notice and other requirements applicable to business sales.

Mr. Harris has successfully resolved many cases involving each above area, by discussion, settlement, administrative decision, motion practice, jury verdict or opinion on appeal.  He has helped effectively negotiate several collective bargaining agreements, serving as spokesperson, member or advisor to the team.

Admitted to Practice

All Hawaii state courts, 1980

U.S. District Court for District of Hawaii

U.S. Court of Appeals for Ninth Circuit and District of Columbia


University of Michigan Law School, 1980

University of California Berkeley, 1977


Top 25 Attorneys in Hawaii (2016 Super Lawyers)

A Best Lawyer in America for last 15 years

Community Boards

Boy Scouts of America, Aloha Chapter; Chamber of Commerce of Hawaii; Institute for Human Services; YMCA of Honolulu

Areas of Practice