Managing the employment relationship has become increasingly complex over the years. We assist employers in understanding their obligations under state and federal laws affecting the employment relationship including wage and hour laws, leave laws, health care laws, genetic testing, immigration and anti-discrimination and whistleblower statutes. Specific services we provide include:
- Drafting and revising employee handbooks
- Drafting non-competition agreements
- Training employees on compliance with policies prohibiting harassment and discrimination, and workplace violence.
- Training managers and supervisors on their obligations under state and federal discrimination laws.
- Guidance for federal contractors complying with their Affirmative Action Plan obligations, representation during audits by the OFCCP and compliance with the Davis Bacon Act and Service Contract Act
- Analysis and assistance with employee classification as exempt and non-exempt
- Analysis of independent contractor issues
- Guidance in responding to harassment and discrimination complaints
- Guidance regarding compliance with leave laws and the duty to provide reasonable accommodation
- Advice regarding hiring and termination practices
- Analysis of benefits programs to ensure compliance with Hawaii’s Prepaid Health Care Act, the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act and ERISA
Our attorneys have drawn on their expertise in the area of labor and employment law to author “The Chamber Desk Manual: Labor and Employment Law for Hawaii Employers” which is updated annually as a service to the Chamber of Commerce of Hawaii. The Chamber Desk Manual simplifies vast amounts of information about federal and state laws that affect employers operating in Hawaii. We are regularly invited to speak to community organizations and industry associations on employment law issues. Our attorneys serve on advisory boards and as members of boards of directors of various not for profit organizations.